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Is It Safe To Have Anal When Pregnant
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is "Intimate Organics Soothe Guva Bark Anal Lubricant good and safe to use a vaginal lubricant as well if trying to get pregnant?
No: Vaseline is fine. Also standard water-soluble gel such as K-Y. Why in the world would anyone use guava bark for this?? Beware of "natural" products. They are scams most of the time. ...Read more
Surgery in Pregnancy: All surgery in pregnancy carries a higher risk due to the changes in physiology. Depending on which trimester a women is in dictates what those risks are (first means loss of pregnancy, third is pre-term labor). If possible I would suggest waiting until after delivery to have the fistula dealt with. Since this is not a life threatening issue it is the best choice. ...Read more
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
Im 21wks pregnant and have anal fissure because of hardened stool.what can be used to cure the fissure and is calmoseptine ointment safe for pregnant?
Stool softener: The best treatment for an anal fissure is to avoid constipation with a simple stool softener. Natural foods such as prunes or raisins are likely your best bet while you're pregnant, in addition to drinking lots of water and walking more. I would ask your OB about calmoseptine. ...Read more
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