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Naturally inducing labor.... adult content

ive read that having sex or stimulating your nipples can naturally induce labor.... i was wondering if having an orgasm, well without sex (masturbating), can also help with natually inducing your own labor????

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • i am not a 100% sure but i think yes since if having sex & orgasming during sex does the same thing....i would think masturbating would too but then again i could be wrong... im not sure if this helped or not
    proudmommy_0811

    Answer by proudmommy_0811 at 10:36 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Well, yes & no. It can increase your chances if you are very close or past your due date, because sexual activity can cause uterine contractions, but it's really more by chance . Also, some people recommend eating hot or spicy foods. A big favorite over in the UK is eating curry to help induce labor. The best thing for you to do is to trust your body to do the right thing when the time comes. You work your schedule around your baby, not vice versa :)
    EdwinsMommy

    Answer by EdwinsMommy at 10:43 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • orgasm yes but the semen is a strong prostoglandin that helps soften the cervix.
    strawberryLVR

    Answer by strawberryLVR at 10:45 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • not sure....but raspberry tea, the real raspberry leaves, not just flavored, worked wonders for me!
    LoriaAnn

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 11:11 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Yes. It sure can.
    Oxytocin makes babies come out!
    ;-P

    But remember that there is no such thing as "naturally" inducing labor because inducing in any way is forcing labor when the baby & body aren't ready.
    If you prefer to avoid unnecessary risks and respect the reason you're still pregnant, avoid force.

    Best wishes!
    :-)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 11:28 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Yes it can because of the hormones it releases!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I read somewhere that it has to be 5 or more time within 24 hr period to actually be of help to get things started.
    hopeandglory53

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 11:56 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • They suggest sex because the mans sperm eats at your cervix causing you to dilate. Try swinning as well. good luck!
    Destins_Mommy

    Answer by Destins_Mommy at 4:05 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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