You peed on the little stick and, voila, the magic word appears: Pregnant. You probably have a million questions running through your brain. What does this mean for your future? How will this affect your lifestyle? Your body? Your sex life? You can have sex while you're pregnant, right? Yes, for most women sex during pregnancy is perfectly safe. In fact, there are things pregnancy teaches you about sex that you may not learn at any other time.
Having sex while pregnant can have its ups and downs. The plus side is that if you have been trying to get pregnant for awhile, you can stop having scheduled "trying-to-conceive-sex" and get back to romance and spontaneity. Being pregnant means not having to remember if you took your birth control pill, or if your period will arrive during your romantic weekend getaway. At least not for the next nine months.
But, sex while pregnant can also mean learning a new set of rules for your body. Things that you used to love, may not feel good at this time. Some positions can be tricky or even dangerous. Your body is working extra hard, and you may start to crave sleep more than sexy-time.
There are also some surprising things pregnancy will teach you about sex that can change the future of your lovemaking game.