(Closed) “Forbidden” Positions

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m not sure about forbidden positions but The Girlfriend’s Guide suggests “doggy” and spooning.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think as long as you are comfortable you are ok.  I kept asking my OB about sleeping because I end up on my stomach every night.  She said that if it was a problem it would be waking me up!  For my recent pre-natal massage, I laid on my back for about 20 minutes without a problem 🙂

(And now I want another massage!)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Forbidden positions? At 20 weeks most people are just beginning to show,aren’t they? I think any is fine as long as you can be comfortable. Honestly,this is the first time I’ve ever heard of this as we were always told just to use common sense and comfort as our guide.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@Roddy; I own it.  It’s pretty good, it’s much more readable than “What to Expect.”  There are some pages of the book I want to tear out and burn (I disagree with the author from time to time) but other than that it really is a great preggo read.

For the positions, I think that they become forbidden because they become impossible!  I swear to you that missionary is not possible in the third trimester!  My poor husband must be so bored!  We’ve pretty much figured out that everything is uncomforable for me except spooning.  Then my doc said no more sex for us.  Poor DH!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Roddy- I think you are ok to have sex until you deliver unless your OB tells you otherwise.  They’ll put you on pelvic rest if you are dilating or the cervix is thin, but otherwise you should be just fine!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I checked the mail everyday but now that I have it, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It was written in the 90’s and all the secret pregnancy suckiness she writes about all stuff I can read at OMGMom’s blog, didn’t cost me anything and is way more funny and honest.

If you want it though I’ll send it to you : )

I agree with Mighty that the author needs to be slapped for some of the things she writes. Umm, drinking during pregnancy isn’t something I agree with.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I wasn’t suggesting anything other than as long as you’re comfortable you should be fine. No sex at 2 months before? We used to be told to do it as much as we wanted to and could manage as it might stir things up and help get labor started,especially around your due date. lol

I think first time parents worry about everything. Next time around will be a piece of cake. :o)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t heard about any forbidden positions; I pretty much did what was comfortable. If anything is hurting anyone, you’ll know about it.

And as for not having sex up to 60 days before labour, it’s not really true. There are some wives tales that say semen can induce labour, but your baby is only going to come when it’s ready. Having sex around the due date can sometimes help induce labour (my SO and I tried, to no avail!), but I really don’t think that that is something that you have to worry about before the time is near.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Yeah I liked the Girlfriends guide but I refuse to be 8 months pregnant doing it doggy style. There is just a mental image there that I can’t get out of my head and it is not pretty! 

As far as not doing it as you get closer…I believe its one of those things that is supposed to help induce labor if your body is getting close to being ready but I’ve never heard of a cut off time. 

Like all “natural” induction techniques they are supposed to assist in what ever your body is ready to do anyway. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@Derby- I agree doggy seems a little to dirty for an almost mom to be doing.

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