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.
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Well, sure. But the good news? It could be anything from your hormones to getting used to your new body. In the third trimester, a growing belly can start making sex more awkward. During pregnancy, you might feel anything from erotic to sensual or far removed from wanting to have sex. In fact, learn exactly what it means to have pregnancy sex, from how it feels to how it actually affects the baby. Others may find their pelvic floor muscles too tight as genitalia can also become more sensitive , making penetrative sex downright uncomfortable.
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.
Has pregnancy spiked your interest in sex? Or is sex the last thing on your mind? Either way, here's what you need to know about sex during pregnancy. If you want to get pregnant, you have sex.