Lots of people believe that having sex whilst the woman is pregnant may harm the baby. This is a misconception and there is always a good sex position during pregnancy a couple can try.
During a normal pregnancy with no complications sex is perfectly safe. It is advisable to speak your doctor if you experience vaginal bleeding or any abdominal pain before having sex. It is important to consider comfort for both partners when having sex during pregnancy. This covers both physical comfort and mental comfort. Discussing what feels comfortable and what both partners feel is acceptable is half way to achieving a healthy sex life during pregnancy.
An obvious issue is the size of the womans stomach during the later months but the breasts may also need to be handled more gently too as they will be more tender especially in the early months.
A good sex position during pregnancy to try is spooning; where both man and woman lie on their sides, with the man at the back, facing the womans back. This position is comfortable, keeps the weight off of the belly, and does not accommodate deep penetration, which can be uncomfortable later on in pregnancy.
Other popular sex positions during pregnancy are the woman on top where the woman is in control of the depth and angle of penetration unlike in spooning. The rear-entry position is where the woman kneels down on all fours. The man enters from behind, kneeling behind the woman. The woman can use pillows to support her bump and chest, especially during later pregnancy.
The missionary position is usually not comfortable for the woman. An alternative to try is for the woman to lie on the edge of the bed with the man kneeling in front of her.
The key to success with trying out different sex positions during pregnancy is communication. Finding out what works and is comfortable for both partners is important and both the woman and man have to be honest about what they want and feel.
In the case where the actual act of intercourse is not comfortable anymore, remember that there are other ways to be close and sexual with one another like giving a massage or oral sex.