18 Best Sex Positions While Pregnant

Maressa Brown | Jul 24, 2012 Pregnancy
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  • Policeman


    Image via banspy/Flickr

    Nicknamed the "policeman" position -- because it's like you're being frisked by the police -- you stand facing the wall with your palms spread and your legs spread. If your arms get tired, you can use your elbows to lean against the wall.

  • Leap Frog


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    Consider using the mattress as your ultimate support system, like with this position, where you're on all fours and resting your arms and head on the mattress to help hold the weight of your stomach.

  • Rear Entry


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    This position can be used in any trimester, but is ideal for the end of pregnancy, so your belly is out of the way. You can do this on hands and knees and your partner kneeling behind you.

  • Side by Side


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    A good choice for late pregnancy, this position allows you to control thrust and keep weight off your belly. You lie side by side, facing each other. Your partner slips his leg over yours (your leg can be either straight and to the side or bent at the knee) and enters you from an angle. Before the third trimester, you can also lie on your back and he on his side. Put your leg that's closest to him over his legs. He can enter you from the back and side, and still have his face next to yours.

  • Couch Potato


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    A variation on rear entry with extra cushy support that also allows for you to mix it up by getting out of the bedroom! Kneel on a couch with your belly facing the back of it; use your arms for support while your husband enters from behind.

  • Lap Top


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    Kinda like reverse cowgirl, but with your man sitting on a chair, and you sitting on his lap facing away from him.

  • Counter Intuitive


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    Make like Brangelina in their famous Mr. and Mrs. Smith sex scene, and do it on a counter or sink. Because you're propped up, you're not on your back, which can be bad for the baby, and it raises you to his level without props or discomfort.

  • Mutual Masturbation


    Image via Joo0ey/Flickr

    Another one that's not exactly a "position," but it can make for a visually-appealing change of pace!

  • Mattress Hold


    Image via Amber-Rae/Flickr

    A variation of you on all fours, except this position allows you to have your arms and head on the mattress (to keep you from having to hold up all that belly weight with your arms).

  • Stand & Deliver


    Image via Akshay Moon/Flickr

    Stand with your back facing your guy, lift one of your legs and rest it on a chair, which makes it easy for him to enter from behind.

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