Sex During Pregnancy Bad or Good - Best Sex Positions during Pregnancy

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 03 Nov 2018 - Written by Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

If you are thinking as a couple that whether sex during pregnancy is bad or good, then you must understand that you can try certain positions. it is safe to have sex during pregnancy. As per your present trimester of pregnancy, you need to practice sex positions like scissors, missionary, reverse spooning, and rear position.

Finally, those two pink lines give you the moment that you wait for a long time. To be a mother is the best feeling in the world that a woman wants to feel in her life. Only being pregnant is not the last stage, but there are still many things that come your way during pregnancy. Sex during pregnancy is one of those concerns.

Can we have Pregnant Sex? Having sex in pregnancy is safe or not? Are a few questions that come in the mind of couples, also man started feeling that hope their woman will not lose sexual desire. These are a few questions that can disturb you during pregnancy. Pregnant Sex is not at all harmful for any couple unless they have consulted with their doctor about this.

Sex During Pregnancy

There is no need to refrain yourself from Pregnant Sex if your doctor have given you green signal to have sex during pregnancy

  • Say yes to intercourse as long as you want it and as much as comfortable for you.
  • Try some new position at this time as you are at tension free zone.

But if you have complications in your pregnancy and your doctor have suggested you not to have sex then stay calm and don’t have sex in pregnancy.

If your doctor advised not to have sex, then don’t have pregnant sex.

Staying content is the rule, and that might be a test both in the start of your pregnancy, when you're feeling bone-tired and puffy, and toward the end of your pregnancy, when you are huge and started feeling depleted. This sex in pregnancy is comfort key to discover sexual positions that vibe, great at each stage.

Here is our trimester to trimester guide to get proper information on sex during pregnancy. This will help you for all nine months to safe and comfortable sex.

Sex Positions During First Trimester

It is completely reasonable and normal if first-trimester exhaustion and morning affliction make them feel not as much as sexy they were before.

Sex during pregnancy

But still if you are in temperament of having sex in pregnancy, first-trimester sex has its points of interest:

1- Most ladies are normally very much lubed

2- Have no enormous stomach to work around

3- Might be additional excited

4- On account of the surge in pregnancy hormones that make your woman parts engorged and additional touchy

Sexual Positions during first trimester

Here is a list of sex positions to be tried and avoided during first trimester.

Sex positions to try

You can try anything that you want to go during the first trimester. There is a lot to explore because at this time you don’t have a baby bump around. You can Explore the entire Kama Sutra so just lie back and enjoy the ride of sex during pregnancy. You can try several different kinds of positions: Scissor, Acrobatic, Missionary positions etc.

Sex Positions to be avoided

Excellent news – is that you can have pregnant sex as much as you want to have, there are no-nos! Apart from that, in case you're concerned that engaging in pregnant sex will expedite a miscarriage, rest ensured. If you look at the data on unnatural birth cycle, or early pregnancy misfortune, there doesn't appear to be any association with sex during pregnancy. Consult  with your specialist in case you're concerned, however, realize that unless you have a particular medical condition, sex during primary trimester ought to be entirely safe.

Sex positions during Second trimester:

Welcome to the honeymoon trimester for pregnant sex! You'll likely have passed the morning-affliction and exhaustion stage, and may all of a sudden a vibe significantly more empowered.

Sex in pregnancy

Include seething pregnancy hormones and, now you are prepared to bring attractive back.

Positions you can try during the second trimester

Here's your opportunity to do fun represents that may get all the more difficult in the third trimester during pregnant sex, because of your developing belly.

  • Sit and gaze: With your man sitting in a seat, straddle him look ahead, so you can look into each other's eyes.
  • Hands and knees: This variant of "doggy style" encourages profound entrance, something you may not discover comfort in your third trimester.
  • Reverse spooning: Lie on your sides, confronting each other. Appreciate this eye to eye posture while, despite everything you can!

Sex Positions you should Avoid during Second Trimester

Once you're 20 weeks along, evade positions that, have you been lying level on your back, for example, the preacher position. When you lie on your back, the expanded uterus puts weight on your aorta, which bargains blood stream to the placenta. At that point have a try to wedge a pad under your left hip, it dislodges the child off the aorta.

Sex Positions in the Third trimester

Pregnant sex can at present be extraordinary when you're in the last stage of pregnancy, however you have a ballooning belly may compel you to get innovative in bed.

Pregnant Sex Positions to be tried in Third trimester

Eventually, the perfect posture puts no weight on your midsection and gives you a chance to control the profundity of penetration.

Pregnant Sex

Some sex positions you may discover most comfortable at this stage include:

  • Spooning, or side passage, which includes no weight on your belly and shallower penetration.
  • Woman to finish everything as she is on top, where you're in charge.
  • Rear section- whether you're stopping over a bed, seat or couch, sitting on your accomplice's lap, confronting far from him or standing up or maybe laying your hands on a divider or the back of a couch.
  • Seated on the edge of a bed or seat or the kitchen counter, whatever works! With your accomplice confronting you, bowing or remaining as expected, to acclimate to the correct stature.

Sexual Positions to be avoided during Third Trimester

Although no positions are technically safe for pregnant woman while having pregnant sex. Other than those that have you level with your back, a few ladies don't care for the sentiment propounding penetration. And keeping in mind that pregnant ladies uncovered that secondary passage sex was all of a sudden extremely luring, tread precisely. There is a danger of disease, for starters, as microbes can spread to your vagina. Moreover, for all intents and purposes, numerous pregnant ladies experience the ill effects of hemorrhoids. The exact opposite thing you need is to flare those up with intercourse and influence them to drain.

Hope this article has helped you much in discovering pregnant sex positions to be tried and avoided during pregnancy. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra

Written by

Obstetrician, Laparoscopic Surgeon

"Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra is a Laparoscopic Surgeon (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Gynecologist based in Kolkata. He has nearly 3 decades of experience. He completed his MBBS from Nil Ratan Sircar College and Hospital, Kolkata in 1990. After that, he enrolled himself in Patna Medical College, Patna in 1993 to get a degree in MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He went to Australia to do his Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery from Sydney University in 2005. With a book ""State of the Art of Laparoscopic Suturing"" under his name, he has been in a successful career of performing nearly 2000 Laparoscopic Procedures. He came back to India and became a member of the Indian Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (IAGE). He is very helpful to the patients having High-Risk Pregnancies and Abnormal Vaginal or Menstrual Bleeding. The patients seeking treatment for gynecological problems like Gyne Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic hysterectomy, IUI, and IVF can consult Dr. Mahapatra at Millenium Clinic, Teghoria and Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Barasat, Kolkata. You can get his contact details on"


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Nitisha Goyal

I tried having those position and I think spooning was more comfortable and safer.

Oct. 13, 2018, 5:10 p.m. 5.0


Payal Jha

When an egg implants, the lining does not shed and your body puts ovulation on pause. So, no ovulation occurs during pregnancy.

Sept. 18, 2018, 5:15 p.m. 5.0


Himanshi Khurana

My husband was more afraid than me to try this but we really had a great time.

July 12, 2018, 9:09 p.m. 5.0


Aparna Rai

I was a little bit afraid to have sex during pregnancy. But after reading this article, now I know many sex positions which are entirely safe during pregnancy.

May 31, 2018, 3:10 p.m. 5.0


Madhukar Namdeorao Manke (Patil)

Sex during the fertile period is best to conceive. It's best anyway

March 16, 2018, 4:31 a.m. 4.5


Babita Chandra

I never knew pregnant sex is safe and we can have it during the third trimester. Informative one, Thanks!

Feb. 5, 2018, 12:59 p.m. 4.5

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