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if you tried to self induce with "sex" when is labor supposed to start? adult content

if your full term already dialating and effaced and having contractions on and off and tring some self inducing safe methods like sex or walking, how long after you try these things does real labor actually start? if you have sex is labor supposed to happen right after or hours later, if these methods really work?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (8)
  • i was a week past my due date the doctor told me to have unprotected sex i did and as soon as we was done the contractions started!!! a mans sperm can start contractions i dident know that untill the doctor told me lol

    Answer by cielo1 at 12:33 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Labor will start when its ready to start. No amount of sex will help unless the body and baby are ready. Even medical inductions fail if the body and baby arent ready for birth yet. (thats why so many lead to C-section)

    Just relax, you wont be pregnant forever.

    Answer by wendy46121 at 11:30 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • it's not like a switch. It may help, but it may not.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:17 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • If you go into labor after sex it's because you were going into labor anyway. There is not enough prostiglandens in one shot of semen to induce labor. And all it does is soften the cervix. If you want to have sex, have sex, but if you really aren't in the mood, don't do it.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:41 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • It will happen when its gonna happen. there is no "rule" when it comes to childbirth. and everyones body is different. It is best for the baby to stay right where they are until they are ready to come into the world. After all, its their health and well being that we are all concerned about at the end of the day :)

    Answer by teagansmom10 at 12:04 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • If a man's sperm can start contractions then why is it safe to have sex throughout pregnancy? That's just silly. You go into labor because you are ready to.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:21 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • with my 1st it worked the next day within 12 hours with the rest nothing worked everyones diff try walk sex walk sex n so on etc good luck

    Answer by mommyny6 at 3:09 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • when you lose your mucus plug sperm stimulates contractions it did for me anyway!!


    Answer by cielo1 at 5:37 PM on Sep. 6, 2010