If fears about having pregnant sex are stressing you out, here's what you need to know. Plus, a few safe sex positions to accommodate your growing belly. One minute, the sight of your partner makes you want to put him out with the weekly garbage; the next, you might want to play a couple of rounds of naked Twister.
But here's what you need to know Having sex during your pregnancy can be incredibly enjoyable. According to sexual health therapist Matty Silvera supportive partner is more likely to boost your confidence — and sex drive!
But after clearing that up, you might be wondering how to make the whole thing work. As your tiny baby bump blossoms into a full-fledged belly, not every position might be comfortable — or satisfying — for you and your partner. Even though having sex while pregnant might seem like unfamiliar territory, there are still plenty of positions that will feel good.
Your baby is well cushioned by a sac of fluid well beyond the neck of the womb cervix. A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing during pregnancy, and sexual intercourse can actually help your body to prepare for labour. It is normal for your sex drive to change during pregnancy, though.
Whether you have safety concerns or confidence issues surrounding your changing body, don't let pregnancy stop you from finding pleasure and connecting with your partner in the bedroom. While you should always get the green light from your doctor first, when you're ready, there are a few things that make pregnancy sex unique that you should consider. For starters, there are few sex positions during pregnancy that might be better than others in term of both satisfaction and safety, for both you and your partner.
Well, sure. But the good news? It could be anything from your hormones to getting used to your new body.
Please sign in or sign up for a March of Dimes account to proceed. If your pregnancy is healthy, you can have sex. You and your partner can use positions that are safe and comfortable throughout pregnancy. If after having sex you have heavy bleeding, painful cramps or leaking amniotic fluid, call your provider or go to the emergency room.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. It's perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to. Having sex will not hurt your baby.