Positions During Pregnancy
Suppose you have already conceived (in whatever position worked for you). Congratulations! This is an exciting time, but — as any couple that has ever been expecting can attest — it is also a time fraught with lots of things to worry about. Somewhere in those many worries may be the effects the pregnancy may have on your sex life.
Among other things, you may now be wondering about the best — or safest — sexual positions for a pregnant woman. It is a good idea to consult with your doctor, especially if you have any medical complications or have a high-risk pregnancy. But in general, most women are able to sustain a normal, healthy sex life well into their pregnancy.
As the pregnancy progresses, however, the woman may feel the need to avoid deep thrusting. Obviously, it's a good idea to avoid positions where the man's weight is on her belly, especially later in pregnancy.
Some popular positions during pregnancy include lying side by side in the spoon position, woman on top, and sitting positions, all of which put no extra weight on the uterus and allow the woman to control the depth of the penetration to where she is comfortable. Also use the bed as a prop whenever possible to take some of the weight off the woman and also as a way to prop her up into comfortable positions.