Can I still have sex if I have been diagnosed with placenta previa?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have been diagnosed with placenta previa (the placenta remains in the lower portion of the uterus, partly or completely covering this opening), you should not have sex. Sex may lead to complications, like contractions and bleeding. Such complications may trigger an emergency delivery before you and your baby are ready. Explain these risks and complications to your partner.

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