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. And you can use them up until the very end. The not so good?
The 11 Best Sex Positions Pregnancy Sex Positions, According To Doctors
Women are very anxious and have a number of questions when it comes to sex during pregnancy. During sex, the couples are so concerned with the safety of the little one present in the womb that they forego having sex altogether! Your baby is perfectly safe and cushioned in your womb. The amniotic fluid present surrounds the baby in the uterus, thus protecting it from any small jerks or shock effects.
Remember that scene in Knocked Up when Seth Rogan's character freaks out about hitting the fetus with his penis? Yeah, it's kind of impossible to forget Rest assured, research shows pregnancy sex is totally safe. In fact, unless your doctor advises you otherwise, feel free to try out as many different pregnancy sex positions as you want over the next nine months, says Tami Rowan, MD , an OB-GYN specializing in sexual health at the University of California San Francisco. For instance, if you're at risk for an early delivery, your doctor may recommend abstaining from sex entirely during the third trimester until around week 36, she says.