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Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?

Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Is it safe to have anal sex??????

I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Is it safe to have anal sex??????

You tell us: You would know if your OB has restricted your sexual activity due to a high risk pregnancy. Strangers on the internet cannot possibly comment on this situation without knowing your health or pregnancy history. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to have anal sex during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Being pregnant: The only restrictions would be if you have a high risk pregnancy and your OB gave you specific sex restrictions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

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 injury to the anal sphincter and fetus. ...Read more

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I'm 7 months pregnant my husband nd I wanna try anal sex is it safe how do I prepare for it?

I'm 7 months pregnant my husband nd I wanna try anal sex is it safe how do I prepare for it?

Not a good idea: Anal sex has a tendency to spread pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria all over the perineum which includes the vagina and ultimately the uterus. (home of the fetus.) If you want to engage in anal sex in a non pregnant state great, but don't risk the fetus acquiring a massive intra uterine infection. ...Read more

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My wife is 38 weeks pregnant, we would like to have anal sex tonight. Will this be safe?

My wife is 38 weeks pregnant, we would like to have anal sex tonight. Will this be safe?

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 contact is strictly forbidden for fear of life-threatening infections for fetus and mother. Also, beware of pregnancy hemorrhoids that can bleed profusely with anal sex. My personal advice would be to avoid high-risk sexual activity at this time. ...Read more

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If I have anal sex, can I get pregnant?

If I have anal sex, can I get pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get pregnant from anal sex?

Is it easy to get pregnant from anal sex?

Agree w Dr. Honore: The penis would need to go more places than just the anus for pregnancy to occur. ...Read more

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Will one be pregnant if one engage in anal sex?

Will one be pregnant if one engage in anal sex?

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 that helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I have anal sex with my 2 months pregnant wife?

Can I have anal sex with my 2 months pregnant wife?

Not recommended: Because the bacteria in the Ano-rectal canal could cause you an infection in your urinary system, all the way to a prostatitis which is extremely difficult to get rid of. Condoms can break. While vaginal sex in pregnancy is widely known to be safe all around though tell your ob/gyn for guidelines needed. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from having anal sex and do you feel discomfort afterwards?

Making babies: I will take this as a serious question. There is no connection to the uterus in the anus and thus no, one cannot get pregnant from anal sex. ...Read more

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If your not a virgin and you had anal sex and the guy came inside of you are the possibilities more of becoming pregnant?

If your not a virgin and you had anal sex and the guy came inside of you are the possibilities more of becoming pregnant?

No: If youhave anal sex and the ejaculation is into your rectum and not your vagina. The risk of pregnancy doesn't exist. Unless somehow the ejaculate leaks out and is inserted into your vagina. Whetehr you are a virgin or not makes no difference. ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more