“Engaging in loving, sexual activity has been shown to have positive benefits for both expecting mother and unborn child,” says ob-gyn Kecia Gaither, M.D., maternal fetal medicine specialist at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Sex is known to release endorphins and oxytocin—otherwise known as the ‘love hormone’—allowing for relaxation and a sense of well being.”

Plus, it can just feel amazing—like, even better than before you got preggers. During pregnancy, your body’s levels of estrogen and progesterone rise, increasing blood flow to the pelvic region, which in turn ups vaginal lubricationand sensitivity to the breasts, says Gaither.

So then why is pregnancy sex infamous for being uncomfortable? Because all of those other couples aren’t doing it right. In general, you should avoid positions that have you on your back late in the second trimester and during the third. Also, anal sex is generally a no-no throughout your pregnancy. Here, seven expert-approved, bun-in-the-oven-friendly positions.

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