How does that old saying go? It may take a minute to find your groove during your pregnancy, but what better time to experiment? Some couples tend to worry that intercourse could hurt or even hurry their baby right out. Fake news.
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Try these positions for baby-on-board bliss. By Karen Robock September 25, And let us be the first to tell you, that includes your sex life, too. The good news is, the right pregnancy sex positions can help with the transition—and keep romance in the rotation for those long nine months. By the second trimester , hormonal changes can start working in your favour, often with a boost in energy and libido.
After all, sex is about enjoying the body, intimacy, and closeness. Intimacy comes in plenty of forms, including kissing, breast pleasure, oral sex, fantasy, and even anal sex. Read up on oral sex techniques. Play with some new toys. Think of pregnancy as a time to experiment, especially in the earlier months, to figure out the ideal position between you and your partner.
Bumping and grinding with a baby on board may seem kinda scary, especially for first-time parents, but rest assured, research shows pregnancy sex is totally safe. 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 adds. What's better: The sex can feel amazing—like, even more amazing than before you got preggers. But even with all those pregnancy sex perks, you may also experience a change in your comfort level with certain positions, says certified sex therapist Donna Oriowo , PhD.