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Doctor insights on: Pelvic Rest (Nothing Permitted In The Vagina)

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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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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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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What exactly is pelvic rest and how successful is it for preterm labor?

What exactly is pelvic rest and how successful is it for preterm labor?

No intercourse.: It means to avoid anything per vaginam (including sex, tampons, douche, or other devices). It is generally recommended when someone is at risk for bleeding (e.g. From placenta/vasa previa) or preterm labor. It is a common sense approach with not solid evidence of efficacy behind it, however it costs little/nothing and makes sense. Prostaglandins and trauma during sex can trigger labor. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed pelvic rest means no sex of any kind, or is rubbing the clitoris ok?

Probably not: Pelvic rest means no sex, no douching, and no tampons. While rubbing the clitoris is not sex, it could lead you to doing things you should not. ...Read more