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Can I still have sex if I have a low lying placenta?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you have been diagnosed with a low-lying placenta you should ask your doctor if sex is okay. It depends on where exactly your placenta is positioned, and how early it is in your pregnancy. In a related condition called placenta previa, sex may lead to complications, like contractions and bleeding. And such complications may trigger an emergency delivery before you or your baby is ready.

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