Just talking about pregnant sex can be a delicate subject.
Some expecting mothers are worried if it is safe to have sex when pregnant. During the first trimester, it is risky to have sex because there is a higher risk of miscarriage. During the second and third trimester, it is safe to have sex. Doctors even advice that it is important because of the benefits to the mother and the baby.
Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?
If you’ve had a healthy pregnancy, there’s no reason why you and your partner can’t have a full and satisfying sex life. Your baby is snugly protected by the amniotic sac and the strong muscles of your womb (uterus), while the thick mucus plug that seals your cervix helps to guard against infection. So it’s usually fine to keep having sex right up until your waters break.
Your baby won’t be harmed in any way while you’re having sex. You may find that she moves around a bit after you’ve had an orgasm, but it’s nothing to worry about. Your baby’s reacting to the pounding of your heart. She doesn’t know what’s happening or feel any discomfort.
Here are some reasons why you should have sex during pregnancy
- Sex reduces the risk of high blood pressure which is one of the causes of complications and preeclampsia. Because sex is a kind of exercise that reduces stress.
- Sex reduces the hormone oxytocin that helps to increases pain tolerance. This is very good for women in the last trimester.
- Sex during pregnancy speeds up postpartum recovery because it strengthens the pelvic muscle walls.
- It helps to promote a healthy relationship for the expecting parents.
Best sexual positions during pregnancy
The spoon position can be very cozy and intimate. In this case you should lie on your side curled in a C, with your partner facing your back and curled around you. He then enters your vagina from behind while both of you are lying on your sides.
Edge of the bed:
Try lying down face-up on the edge of the bed, with your legs spread and the soles of your feet on the floor. Your partner can stand or bend over you. This position, however, does allow him to thrust more deeply, so you’ll have to tell him how gentle and slow you want him to be.
You on top:
Have your partner lie down and straddle him from above. This position lets you set the pace and keeps pressure off your belly, Needle says, allowing you to be in control. You can also shift around a little to see which angles feel best for you, she says. Putting your hands on the top of the headboard at the same time can help you stabilize yourself as well as save your energy and give you more angle options.
Prop yourself up on all fours and have your partner enter you from behind. Just encourage him to take it slow and communicate about what does and doesn’t feel good. Your cervix may be especially sensitive during this time and of all the sex positions while pregnant, this one opens you up to deep penetration. Rear-entry puts no pressure on your bladder or uterus making it an especially good option for women in their third trimester.
Against the wall:
Stand facing the wall with your legs spread and your hands against the wall either above your head or at shoulder height as your partner stands behind you and slides inside. This has many of the same benefits as rear-entry but allows you to mix it up a little while having support from the wall.