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Is it safe to masterbate while pregnant

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: If it is safe to have sex, it is safe to masturbate. If concerned, ask your obstetrician.
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yes: Unless you have a high risk pregnancy and your doctor specifically limits any sexual activity, it is safe to masturbate or have sex.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Generally no problem: Sex (or masturbation) is safe if done alone or with one's monogamous spouse, and if there are no sexually transmitted diseases nor any pregnancy compl... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: In general sexual activity including masturbation is safe during pregnancy unless you have preterm labor later on or issues like placenta previa. Pro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Not usually: But if you have a high risk pregnancy i would check with your ob.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bleeding after: Masturbation is not a sign of pregnancy. If you are uncertain about your pregnancy status- recommend taking a home pregnancy test. Take care.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It won't: To get pregnant, the guys sperm needs to somehow enter a girl's vagina. No matter how often he does it, if a guy is masturbating alone, he won't get ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No vaginal isertion: Of fingers or dildo.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
External: Masturbating is fine but avoiding inserting anything into the vagina with a low lying placenta.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
Yes: Neither normal sexual activity nor masturbation should have any adverse effect on your pregnancy. If another miscarriage occurs, it is unrelated to t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not if that's all: Please read a good book about you developing body, and the basics of how pregnancy and motherhood take place. Life's difficult enough even if you have... Read More