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A 19-year-old female asked:

I'm 37 weeks pregnant. my placenta is now clear of my cervix, but is close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. is sex safe?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
37 wk preg: Under the circumstances you describe, it would be wise to avoid sex or other stress on the genital area. Also avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise, and rest as much as you are able.

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Last updated Feb 14, 2014

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