When you’re pregnant, sex can be really stimulating because of all your raging hormones. But, it can also be a pain in the butt because as your stomach grows, so does your limitations on the positions you can do. Here are my top tips and sex positions to try when you’re pregnant.
Top Sex Positions for Pregnancy
Keeping pressure off your stomach is a really important thing to do as your baby grows inside of you. That means you’ll need to get into positions that keep you from having the weight of your husband laying on you.
At some point, you may not be able to orgasm from sex alone, so manual or oral stimulation is going to be really important. Actually, a lot of women can’t orgasm from sex alone. Most of these positions can have a vibrator or fingers used to stimulate the clitoris.
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Here are a few you can try:
Getting on top of your husband is going to be one of the most comfortable positions for you as your stomach gets bigger. Also, as things change inside of you, it’ll allow you to control how deep the penetration is.
This is a good position for you to get in when your stomach gets to be too large to fit between you. You can use a vibrator or fingers to stimulate yourself or have your husband stimulate you if he can reach you.
Unlike the bouncing spoon, you’ll lean forward on the rocket sled. It will change the angle of penetration and the experience will be different. Since you have to lean forward, you may not be able to use this position when you’re in your last month.
This is a woman on top sex position that can be great for when you’re 7-9 months pregnant. You will get on top of your husband and lean back. This will keep the pressure off of your stomach while you enjoy sex.
The closeup sex position is a version of spooning. It will require the wife to pull her legs up towards her chest and the husband enters her from behind. You’ll need to modify how far up you pull your legs. Just go up as much as you feel comfortable.
When you get really big, this position can be good because you can support your body on your hands and knees. Your husband will stand on the floor behind you and enter you. You can also use pillows or a sex pillow to help support you.
This is a great position for when you’re really pregnant, like 7 months pregnant or more. You and your husband will both lay on your sides, so the bed helps support the weight of your stomach. Side-by-side positions where you lay on your side are usually more comfortable than other positions.
In this position, you will lay on your back and your husband will lay on his side. It’s recommended that you avoid laying on your back after a certain stage of your pregnancy. Make sure you follow your doctor’s recommendations on that.
Tips For Sex When You Have Morning Sickness
I’ve had three boys and two miscarriages. With all of my pregnancies, I was very sick the entire time and threw up a lot. Morning sickness can really dampen the mood, but it doesn’t make it impossible to enjoy your time together.
There were a lot of times we were intimate and I immediately went and threw up. Not sexy, I know. To help with that, I just let Austin know that I wanted to be with him even if it meant that I’d be sick. While neither of us liked this, it was our reality. I got sick plenty of other times as well, so it wasn’t isolated to just this activity. I’m sure that helped us both mentally.
A few things I recommend when it comes to sex and morning sickness is:
- Have sex before you eat – give yourself a few hours after you eat to be intimate. The less food in your stomach the better.
- Keep the pressure off your stomach – I’ll give you some good pregnancy positions later in this article, but do the best you can to keep pressure away from your stomach. The more you push on it, the more uncomfortable it’ll be.
- Pick your best time of day – I was sick all day every day, but a lot of women have times during the day that they are less nauseous. Find your best time and plan for sex then.
Tips For Feeling Like You Have to Pee the Whole Time
There’s going to come a point in your pregnancy where you feel like you have to pee the entire time. Actually, you’ll feel this way at the beginning, even if it subsides. It can be really uncomfortable to feel like you have to pee during sex.
Here are a few ideas of how you can relieve some of that pressure:
- Pee before foreplay.
- After you both get excited, go pee again. I know it is annoying to have to do this, but it’ll help you.
- Know that you may pee a little during. I’ve talked before that female squirting usually has a little urine that comes out. I say that just to let you know that urine can leak out during sex in general and it’s not a big deal.
Tips For When You Are On Pelvic Rest
Since orgasms can trigger uterine contractions, when you’re on pelvic rest, you should avoid sex whether through penetration or oral. So, what do you do when you can’t orgasm? I really recommend that you and your husband come to an agreement on how to handle this. Every couple is going to be different. If it is ok with you that you give him oral or manually stimulate him to orgasm, then let him know that. And if it is not ok with you, then you reserve the right to tell him no.
Other things you can do to build intimacy without sex include:
- Cuddling and hugging. Of course, this is only good if you want to cuddle and hug. I was always too hot when I was pregnant.
- Deep conversations. We like to use these conversation starters.
- Date night. I know it can be a lot of work to get dressed and leave the house, but it’s a great way to stay connected to your husband.
I hope these tips help you and your husband enjoy intimacy as much as you can while you’re pregnant. There’s likely going to come a point where you can’t have sex or it is just too uncomfortable. Until then, do what you can to be together.