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Inducing labor with sex user banned
5th Jun '13

so i am soooooo not in the mood for sex i feel sore and tired and achy and all together like a beached whale! it hurts no matter how i lay down and my hips keep popping out. LOL im sure you peeps can understand! So i hear that sex can bring on labor. is this true? is it more from the postaglandins or whatev in the sperm or is it do to the p***s pushing on the cervix? i want to get things going but i want to do as little effort as possible. with how yuck im feeling i am acually dreading the thought of DTD but if its all true I can suck it up

~Ba.zin.ga+2~ 2 kids; Under your bed, OO, United States 4135 posts
5th Jun '13

Sex will not induce labor, but it will help if your body is ready.

Lasya 2 kids; Atlantic Beach, Florida 351 posts
5th Jun '13

When I was pregnant with my son I was ready for him to get the hell out! :lol: I did a combination of walking and sex and I went into labor the next afternoon haha.

Soon to be 4<3 Due January 10 (girl); 1 child; Texas 2336 posts
5th Jun '13

It can only induce labor if LO is ready to pop out, other than that, no it doesn't induce labor

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6240 posts
5th Jun '13

if your body is ready to go into labor, yes it can help start it. One, the prostoglandins help your cervix to dilate (but there is stipulation about weather or not there is even enough to cause dilation) and two, orgasms cause contractions.

user banned Due June 9; Japan 230 posts
5th Jun '13

baby should be ready or nearly so. i have about two weeks and my doc sugested i try. i am just not sure if its an old wives tale.

~Ba.zin.ga+2~ 2 kids; Under your bed, OO, United States 4135 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting AppleDumplin:" baby should be ready or nearly so. i have about two weeks and my doc sugested i try. i am just not sure if its an old wives tale."


You won't know till you try! :)

user banned Due June 9; Japan 230 posts
5th Jun '13

I dont wanna try unless i know it will work lol I am so not into sex at all right now. id rather pour tobasco in my eyes

mrs.bedell 2 kids; Grand Forks, North Dakota 763 posts
6th Jun '13

sex brought on the contractions that jump started my labor but I think baby and your body need to be prepared or it wont work

jenjenbaby3 Due June 20 (girl); 2 kids; Gibsonburg, Ohio 50 posts
8th Jun '13

agreed...baby has to be ready to come. with my last baby, i had sex the night before i went into labor. i was 39+ weeks though. this time we are doing it semi-daily just to see if it jump starts anything.. (38w) i've been having major BH/false labor for a while now....just ready to get this show on the road!!! my dr says the semen thins the cervix so every little bit helps ;) as far as being comfortable, the only way we can dtd anymore is spooning or from behind.