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Sexual intercourse and sex before and during pregnancy are essential when getting pregnant and trying to conceive (TTC). BabyMed helps you sort through all the information you need to know. The subject of sex during pregnancy is very interesting, and most pregnancies started with a sex act. It is definitely possible to get pregnant with many different sexual sex positions. Many people ask themselves whether their sexual beavior is normal or not. "Am I Normal?" is a frequent question. Please go to our Sexual Behavior Calculator and find out whether what you are doing sexually is normal or not.

Your sexual practices during pregnancy will depend on several factors:

  • Your previous beliefs about sex
  • Your Partner's previous beliefs
  • Physical aspects of your pregnancy
  • Emotional aspects of your pregnancy
  • Your willingness to explore sexual sex positions

There are many reasons why sex during pregnancy can be more enjoyable, even if your are doing it less. There is an increase in vaginal lubrication, engorgement of the genital area helps some people become orgasmic for the first time or multi-orgasmic, the lack of birth control, or if you have been trying for awhile, a return to sex as pleasure as opposed to procreational, and other reasons.

On the other hand there are reasons why sex might not be as pleasurable during pregnancy: fear of hurting the baby, nausea, fatigue, awkwardness, etc. For one, being on your back may be uncomfortable. That's why you want to explore different sexual positions during pregnancy.

Although these can be valid reasons, doing research and talking to your partner and practitioner can often help you clarify what is really inappropriate during pregnancy, particularly for you.

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