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The Best Sex Positions While Pregnant
Clearly you know how to have sex with your partner. But a lot of changes that happen in your body during pregnancy can likely make some of your go-to sex positions more challenging than before. Jess podcast. Otherwise, you should go with whatever pregnant sex positions feel good. But certain sex positions while pregnant allow for the woman with a baby bump to feel as comfortable as possible.
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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. Some couples also experience a surge in intimacy, which can be a good thing in the bedroom. After week 20 , doctors advise against any sex positions during pregnancy that keep you on your back for more than a few minutes because your growing uterus can put too much pressure on the vena cava, the vein that carries blood back to the heart from your lower body. Keep encounters in the missionary position short, or save this move for after your baby arrives. If you have any concerns, talk to your healthcare practitioner. The key is to listen to your body, keep open communication with your partner and do what feels good, says Malyszka.
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. Still, you may have questions about how to adjust for maximum abdominal comfort when engaging with your partner. This position is often cited by sex educators as a popular option for all kinds of partners.