June 8, 2018

Painful sex during pregnancy

Some discomfort is normal, but you can often do something about it. Shepherd says painful sex during pregnancy typically derives from your position.

“Pregnancy can change the tilt of the pelvic bone structure, and your muscles may become more sensitive,” she says. So try changing positions, Shepherd says, particularly to ones where you can control the depth and entry of the penis.

If the pain persists or you experience it regularly during sex, call your ob-gyn and don’t feel weird about it. “You shouldn’t be afraid to talk about sex during pregnancy with your doctor,” Shepherd says. “We’re here to help.”