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Anal Sex While Pregnant?

Is it safe to have anal sex during pregnancy?

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Is it safe to have anal sex during pregnancy?

The Bump Expert

The short answer is yes. But there are a few considerations you should keep in mind.

Hemorrhoids
Steer clear of anal sex if you have hemorrhoids. That can make the experience painful and uncomfortable.

Placenta previa
If you’ve been diagnosed with placenta previa (where the placenta covers all or part of your cevix), anal sex may cause trauma to the placenta.

Cleanliness
Don’t allow your partner to move from the rectum into the vagina without cleaning up thoroughly first. This may introduce dangerous bacteria into the birth canal, and ultimately harm baby.

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Michele Hakakha, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California