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Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not recommended.: Pregnancy leads to an increase in the venous pressure around the rectum, which is why many women get hemorrhoids. Anal sex can irritate that, leading ... Read More
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Yes if gentle: Not the ideal but acceptable if both partners agree.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Being pregnant: The only restrictions would be if you have a high risk pregnancy and your OB gave you specific sex restrictions.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not during prenancy: Aside from bacteria from the anus contaminating the perineum and invading the vagina which puts the fetus at risk. There is also the risk of physical ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not recommended: Anal sex can disrupt your anal sphincter and is generally not recommended by gynecologists. Is there a reason why you would not use your vagina? Inte... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
No anogenital contac: All consensual intercourse is ok in pregnancy, provided your doctor has not prohibited it - and with the understanding that orogenital and anogenital ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok and safe.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Not unless his penis rubs against the tissues at the vaginal opening or his penis penetrates the vagina. There would need to be either pre-ejaculate o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not if no: semen enters her vagina or introitus (opening of vagina)
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
No.: Unless you have a rectovaginal fistula, you cannot get pregnant with exclusive anal sex.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
No: Semen must enter vagina to achieve pregnancy.

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