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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. So what's a "normal pregnancy"? It's one that's considered low-risk for complications such as miscarriage or pre-term labor. Talk to your doctor, nurse-midwife, or other pregnancy health care provider if you're uncertain about whether you fall into this category.
What are the best pregnancy sex positions?
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When it comes to sex during pregnancy , your go-to positions may start feeling awkward as your belly gets bigger. And while some women may experience a drop in libido during pregnancy, others see a spike. You'll probably find yourself looking for new and more comfortable pregnancy sex positions: Go ahead and start experimenting! Just as side sleeping during pregnancy is great for moms-to-be, so is side-by-side sex. In this position, you and your partner each lie on your side so that your bodies create a V shape. Wedge a pillow under your back for support as you face your partner, and rest both legs over their hip. This position allows your partner to keep most of their weight off your belly. Not only is side-by-side sex one of the most comfortable sex positions during pregnancy, the opportunity to lie face-to-face lets you connect with your partner on a deeper and more intimate level. Pregnant or not, sometimes you want to be in charge.