Every time you go to have sex with your partner, it feels like there's something huge in between the two of you; literally.
Pregnancy can stir up some conflicting emotions. On one hand you are overcome with joy and want to embrace your changing body. On the other hand, many women complain that they feel huge and unattractive.
As women grow larger and larger, there is definitely a body image and insecurity component.
"Baby making time," no pun intended, doesn't need to stop just because you are pregnant. Sex can still be fun and healthy for your relationship and overall well-being. Not to mention a stress-reliever right before you are about to experience a totally new level of stress once the baby is born.
If you have ever seen the movie Knocked Up, there is a hilarious sex scene where Seth Rogan thinks he is going to hurt the developing baby with his penis. The comical part is this is a common concern amongst couples; but thankfully there is nothing to be worried about. Katherine Heigl also blurts out in frustration that she felt "ginormous" being on top, and if you empathized with her don't fret; there are plenty of other positions like spooning and doggy style that can get you through your pregnancy.
Alyssa Dweck MD, MS, is a full-time practicing OB/GYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group in Westchester County, New York. Dr. Dweck shares the five things you need to know about pregnancy sex, as well as how to enjoy your sex life through those entire nine months.
5 Things You Need to Know About Pregnancy Sex:
1. Some positions are better than others (missionary is fine during the first trimester and early second trimester but you'll have to retire it around 16-20 weeks).
2. You're even sexier than you think right now.
3. It's totally safe to get busy with your bump.
4. Leave the "sexperiments" for another time.
5. Your orgasms could be even more intense while pregnant.