Positions for Pregnant Women

Many women are surprised to find that they have an increase in sexual desire when pregnant, especially during the first few months. This is probably due to the increase in hormones, or simply the fact that they are basking in that pregnancy glow. At the same time, many men find that their wives suddenly seem hotter and sexier when pregnant (those swollen and enlarged breasts surely don't hurt matters!). Bottom line: This is the perfect recipe for some really hot sex. Bonus: There are no contraception-related worries or interruptions to spoil the mood.

The good news: Barring any medical conditions or special circumstances, most sex positions are perfectly safe for pregnant women. It's probably a good idea to skip the really challenging moves that require her to contort her body, but other than that, you can go wild. Toward the end of the pregnancy, you might need to make a few minor adjustments, such as avoiding positions in which the man's weight is on the woman's belly. Let the woman's comfort level be the guide. Needless to say, you should immediately stop if the woman feels the slightest bit of discomfort.

Sex — and, more specifically, orgasms — can often seem to trigger labor. So if a woman is past her due date and eager to have her baby, it might be time for her and her partner to hit the sheets.

  1. Home
  2. Great Sex
  3. Assume the Position
  4. Positions for Pregnant Women
Visit other About.com sites: