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Is It Safe To Have Sex During Pregnancy
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
Depends: When you say safe are you referrring to getting pregnant? If so then it is very unlikely you will get pregnant while on your period. Often people mistake other vaginal bleeding episodes for their actual period. If you do not want to be pregnant you should be on birth control and using condoms. Stds can be passed at anytime if sex is unprotected. ...Read more
Safe: Sexual intercourse is not contraindicated during pregnancy, in most cases. Abstinence is generally recommended for patients with an incompetent cervix, placenta previa, and for patients with premature labor. Sexual intercourse during pregnancy may cause some contractions, but will not cause labor. It is associated with an increased incidence of spotting or bleeding during pregnancy. ...Read more
YES: Sex is ok in pregnancy as long as there are no complications of the pregnancy (e.g. Previa, bleeding, pre-term labor.....). Another consideration: is the relationship monogamous? --if not then there are risks to you and baby (you must avoid contracting herpes, hiv, syphilis etc..). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe sex if pregnant: Only if you trust your partner and are monogamous. Otherwise, no. ...Read more
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
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