During pregnancy, sex is tricky to navigate – understandably. Your body is changing, your baby bump is growing, and things that were once familiar to you start to feel uncomfortable, awkward, or even painful. Especially once you near the end, sex might feel like a pointless endeavor. Luckily, there are gentle pregnancy sex positions for the third trimester you should definitely try out.
Adjusting your sex positions each trimester to your ever-growing body can assist in keeping sex still feel good. In the third trimester specifically, switching things up so the woman has more control of penetration is especially helpful, and with positions like doggy style, woman on top, and more, you'll hopefully be able to relax and enjoy yourself.
In an interview with Romper, OB-GYN Dr. Vasiliki Moragianni of Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine says, "Sex during pregnancy is safe but can sometimes be uncomfortable or painful ... primarily due to the pregnant woman’s changing body. As a pregnancy progresses, the growing abdomen, swollen vaginal tissue, as well as anxiety and even the couple’s fear of hurting the baby could contribute to an uncomfortable experience." Don't worry too much though, because she changing positions and using lubricant are two immediate things you can do to make the experience better for everyone, she advises.
If you're pregnant and already in (or approaching) your third trimester, try these positions to alleviate discomfort and continue enjoying your sex life before baby arrives.