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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.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Yes if gentle: Not the ideal but acceptable if both partners agree.

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Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok and safe.
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If I have anal sex, can I get pregnant?

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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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Can you get pregnant by having anal sex?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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No.: Unless you have a rectovaginal fistula, you cannot get pregnant with exclusive anal sex.

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