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Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes if gentle
Not the ideal but acceptable if both partners agree.

In brief: Yes if gentle
Not the ideal but acceptable if both partners agree.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Weix
Dr. Patrick Weix
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