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sperm can cause contrations??

i have been reading this from other moms but i have never read it in a book or heard it from an MD. is it true that sperm can cause contrations???

 
BUDDHASBABY1

Asked by BUDDHASBABY1 at 7:47 PM on Sep. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • No. It doesn't cause contractions, it "ripens" the cervix. (Prostaglandins)
    Orgasm (yours) cause the contractions. (Oxytocin)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 8:55 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • That's what I was told by my OB GYN
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • It isn't the SPERM itself... it is a hormone that is in the ejaculate.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 7:55 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • hmm wow thats interesting
    BUDDHASBABY1

    Answer by BUDDHASBABY1 at 7:56 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • Yep. My high risk OB/GYN informed me of this. That's why he tells all his patients no sex during the first trimester. It can cause a miscarriage in those who may be at risk for one.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:21 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • I have never heard that in my life although I have heard plenty of times that sex can cause labor. But...here is why...

    The big O causes your uterus to contract so if you have an orgasm, contractions can continue. AND sperm sitting on the cervix can cause it to efface and them more you efface, the more likely it is for labor to be nearer.

    But I have never heard that the actual sperm causes labor
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 8:38 PM on Sep. 6, 2009