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What position is best for sex if I am pregnant and have back pain?

Hilda Y. Hutcherson, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Many women find that back pain, most common in the late second and third trimesters, makes it difficult to find a good position for sex and interferes with pleasure. Have your partner give you a soothing back massage before sex using lots of warm mas­sage oil. Once you feel relaxed and comfortable, continue the massage to the vulva and vagina. The best position for back pain is spooning, with the man and woman lying on their sides, the man facing her back.

 

 

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