A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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 to more hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Also, anal sex can lead to a release of bacteria in the bloodstream which could cause preterm labor. If you are considering this after pelvic rest for cervical bleeding or previa, it's not a safe alternative.
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Yes if gentle: Not the ideal but acceptable if both partners agree.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is anal sex ok when pregnant?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok and safe.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

If I have anal sex, can I get pregnant?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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 or ejaculate as well.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you get pregnant by having anal sex?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
No.: Unless you have a rectovaginal fistula, you cannot get pregnant with exclusive anal sex.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Can a woman get pregnant from anal sex?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not if no: semen enters her vagina or introitus (opening of vagina)
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is pregnancy is possible with anal sex ?
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 57 years experience
No: Semen must enter vagina to achieve pregnancy.
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A 23-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old member:
Does having anal sex cause pregnancy
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Wrong hole: Wrong hole. One does not become pregnant by anal sex, unless the guy misses and ends up in the correct hole. The strangest things can happen in life, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Is it easy to get pregnant from anal sex?
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Impossible: It isn't possible at all if you restrict exclusively to anal sex. Good wishes.
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A female asked:
Will one be pregnant if one engage in anal sex?
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No,…: You will not get pregnant from anal sex, unless during the act some of the sperm somehow gets inside the vagina. Unlikely, but not impossible. Hope th... Read More
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Last updated Oct 15, 2017
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