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I have a marginal placenta previa at 20 weeks. My midwife recommends pelvic rest and no intercourse. Is masturbation okay?

I have a marginal placenta previa at 20 weeks.  My midwife recommends pelvic rest and no intercourse.  Is masturbation okay?

See answer: This is a question you should definitely discuss with your doctor and/or midwife who are most familiar with you and your condition. Masturbation and orgasm are associated with uterine contraction which potentially may put you and your baby at risk of bleeding or other complications. Always best to heed the advice of your personal healthcare providers who are most familiar with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pelvic Rest (Definition)

If the placenta is near the cervix or is covering a portion of it, you may be placed on a modified schedule with bed rest. You will also be instructed on pelvic rest. This means nothing should be put into the vagina, including no ...Read more


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Is clitoral stimulation ok on pelvic rest!?

Is clitoral stimulation ok on pelvic rest!?

Probably: Pelvic rest usually refers to vaginal intercourse. Clitoral stimulation should not be a problem in most situations. You should always consult with your physician who knows why you are on rest and then you will get the best answer to this and other questions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Question about pelvic rest. Why do I need to do it for low placenta?

Question about pelvic rest. Why do I need to do it for low placenta?

Bleeding: A low lying placenta means that it is near inside of your cervix. This can cause it bleed, so you need to have pelvic rest, and sometimes bed rest. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having unprotected sex while on pelvic rest?

What are the risks of having unprotected sex while on pelvic rest?

Depends: It depends on why you were put on pelvic rest to begin with. Most are put on it for preterm labor. If that's the case, preterm delivery could ensue. ...Read more

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Why do you have to have 2 weeks of pelvic rest after a miscarriage?

Why do you have to have 2 weeks of pelvic rest after a miscarriage?

Pelvic rest: You need time for your uterine lining to heal. Early intercourse could can result in an infection. I usually suggest waiting till you get a period after your miscarriage ...Read more

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