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Question for birthing experts!!! adult content

With my first child, my Dr. sent me home & told my DH & I to have intercourse to induce labor (maybe it's called ripening the cervix??) . My question is if sperm ripens the cervix at the end of a pregnancy then why doesn't it effect the cervix earlier in pregnancy??

 
ILovemyPaulie

Asked by ILovemyPaulie at 1:26 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • http://pregnancy.about.com/od/induction/f/sexforlabor.htm

    I think that link will help you.
    kitchenwitch78

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 1:31 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • because it only works if your body is ready to go into labor. same with walking, and any method used to help induce labor (besides hospital inductions)
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:29 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • As said above, those "tricks" only work if your body is ready to go into labor. So don't get your hopes up, it might not work, then again it might.
    daughteroftruth

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 1:38 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • It can. But there are other factors that need to be considered. If you have had several miscarriages they usually tell you to avoid sex for the first trimester. For me I needed to avoid sex for the entire pregnancy.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 2:40 PM on Feb. 2, 2011