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Best Sex Positions for Pregnant Women
As a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels rise, they cause changes in the body that boost libido.
Estrogen serves such pregnancy-related functions as boosting blood flow to the uterus (and to the entire pelvis), it can also increase vaginal lubrication and heightens sensitivity in the breasts and nipples.
Estrogen is a righteous recipe for romance at the same time, it can also conspire against you, especially in the beginning when nausea and fatigue can send you to bed for an entirely different reason. And you may just feel too huge, unwieldy and, again, tired towards the end.
Every pregnant woman’s sex drive is unique just as every woman’s pregnancy. so this advice can help you relax.
Sex is usually safe.
You can have sex as often as you like as long as your pregnancy is progressing normally.
Know that it’s not uncommon for some women to experience bleeding during intercourse, especially in the first trimester.
Normal swelling of capillaries in the cervix which can burst when irritated during sex resulted to this. Although such spotting or bleeding is generally nothing to worry about, it is advised you still mention it to your doctor or midwife.
There’s typically no chance of harming the baby during sex because he is protected by the amniotic fluid and your cervix. But be warned that when having oral sex, your partner must not blow air into your vagina, as this can cause an air bubble to block a blood vessel during pregnancy.
Sex can still be comfortable.
During pregnancy, the old standby missionary position for intercourse may not work for you. Try these options instead:
Spooning: Lie side by side with your partner behind you. This makes penetration more shallow.
You on top: When you do this style, your belly is not subjected to pressure and you can control the speed and depth of penetration.
Side of the bed: Lie on your back on the edge of the bed with your knees bent and feet on the edge. He stands facing you. This style is like classic missionary is just that he won’t be resting his body weight on you.
Living room love: Kneel on a couch with your belly facing the back of it; support with your arms. He penetrates from behind.
You will surely have sex again after child birth.
Just be aware that your libido can plunge and the lining of your vagina thins out due to the sudden drop of estrogen after delivery. This makes intercourse feel like you’re losing your virginity all over again.
It is recommended by most doctors to you wait for at least six weeks until after giving birth (even for oral sex).
The aim is to allow your body to heal, avoid infection and address any psychological or emotional issues you and your partner may be experiencing.
It is important to let your partner know that you may need plenty of foreplay and possibly lubrication when you venture back.
It won’t hurt either if your partner takes care of the baby whenever possible so as to give you room to take a nap.