If you're pregnant or even planning a pregnancy, you've probably found lots of information about sex before pregnancy that is, having sex in order to conceive and sex after childbirth general consensus: expect a less-active sex life when there's a newborn in the house. But there's less talk about the topic of sex during pregnancy, perhaps because of cultural tendencies to not associate expectant mothers with sexuality. Like many parents-to-be, you may have questions about the safety of sex and what's normal for most couples. Well, what's normal can vary widely, but you can count on the fact that there will be changes in your sex life. Open communication will be the key to a satisfying and safe sexual relationship during pregnancy.
Sex in pregnancy
Sex during pregnancy: Safety tips, positions, effects, and information
Back to Keeping well in pregnancy. It's perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to. Having sex will not hurt your baby. Your partner's penis can't penetrate beyond your vagina, and the baby cannot tell what's going on. However, it's normal for your sex drive to change during pregnancy.
Will It Hurt the Baby? Plus 9 More Questions About Safe Pregnancy Sex
Is it safe? Is it possible to do it comfortably? The short answer: yes.
Pregnancy sex is not only safe, it's encouraged! Here's what's normal and what's not, plus expert advice and real-mom tips to make having sex during pregnancy as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. You've been trying and trying and—finally!