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Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

Can having sex induce labor for a full-term pregnant mom?

Re: Can having sex induce labor for a full-term pregnant mom?

The Bump Expert

Believe it or not, this one's not entirely an old wives' tale. If you're full-term and have a partially softened and effaced cervix, there's a chance that getting frisky will help induce labor. Just don't rely on it as a surefire way to speed up the process. A lot of people think it's the orgasm, or the rhythmic contraction of your uterus, that may help to get things rolling. But in reality, it's probably the prostaglandins in your man's semen that's the labor-causing culprit, not the orgasm. And while experts aren't sure what triggers labor naturally, they suspect it has a lot to do with hormones produced by both mom and baby -- which is why attempts to start the process on your own isn't really a reliable method.

If you aren't full-term yet, sex generally won't cause preterm labor. However, if you’ve been diagnosed as having a greater risk of delivering prematurely, you should talk to your doctor; he may recommend certain precautions or limits on sex.

Colleen Canney

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

I am all-for giving this a try- not to mention we need to jump on it while we can!

OwlChild |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

I'm all for "nightly prostaglandin injections"! Come on, baby!

srmmm09 |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

I lost my mucus plug about a week ago and i am 38w ..can i still have sex or is it not a good idea anymore?

febpanda11 |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

What's considered 'full term'?

islandmom81 |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

greater than 37 weeks

Charlotte228 |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

I'm 38 weeks and have tried this but no luck...... but hey it's fun trying :)

ZachMatt11 |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

Yeah me too, I am 39 weeks today and although we have fun trying, no baby yet. This is my 3rd baby and with my first I went 2 days early and the second was 5 days early but I had no false labour or even braxton hicks with them, this one is entirely opposite so I hope that doesn't mean this one will be past the due date :-)

PamelaBeaucage |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

As long as you don't hire any Newcastle strippers to spice things up in your bedroom, you are probably ion the safe side:)) For more information you should talk to a doctor because he can surely tell all the details.

RichieRich1984 |

Q&A: Can having sex induce labor if I'm full-term?

At 35 weeks and 1cm dilated, the hubby and I had sex and that night/early morning I had false labor contractions that hurt like heck. I'm sure it's different for everyone but he and I will not be doing that anymore unless I'm overdue and need something to jump start things!

mscandypants |

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38w+3d and still nothing....2 nights in a row (a special treat for the two of us since one or the other of us has been exhausted). Took my sister out on the town for her birthday this weekend, and did a little dancing/twisting to Elvis and in the morning I felt my hips popping open when I tried to get up...lol.

sunshine&penguins |

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I am 5 days past my due date and my doctor said that intercourse is really the only effective method of inducing labor, unfortunately I am a single mom :/

fchsara2009 |