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When trying to induce labor one of the things that doctors suggest is to have sex.

Now do you actually have to orgasm to make it happen? Or is it because sperm softens up the cervix.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:39 AM on Dec. 13, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • It's the semen in the sperm that helps the cervix ripen and start contractions.

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 6:38 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Sex also keeps the muscles in your vagina working. You don't want to quit cold turkey. Semen softens your cervix. Also, use vitamin E on your vaginal area and massage it daily it will prevent tearing during labor. Good Luck.

    Answer by karamelkizzes at 8:42 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • I think both help just a little bit. Orgasms can stimulate contractions, and there's a chemical in the sperm that helps soften the cervix :D

    Answer by caitxrawks at 8:51 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • It is the aren't necessary for us to conceive or deliver apparently! egh

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:20 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Both help, neither will do it unless your body is ready. Semen softens the cervix and orgasms will sometimes induce contractions since an orgasm *is* a mini contraction. One or the other is better than nothing though lol.

    Answer by SamanthaAgain at 10:06 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Yep the semen thins the wall and the baby is full on ready to come, it works, i KNOW from experiance.

    Answer by mommymomo07 at 10:14 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • i think its both

    Answer by Shannon85 at 10:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • i hear sex works but we tried and nothing happend let alone the doctor said it to my husband while my mom was standing in the room and we lived with her at the time (akward) lol

    Answer by MonicaGreer21 at 10:49 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • the prostaglandins in the semen is what softens the cervix (evening primrose oil does the same thing) ...orgasm can help cause uterine contractions. Truth is neither will work if the baby isn't ready to come out.


    Answer by babyfat5 at 11:58 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • I think it's the combination of the movements, relaxation, and, hopefully the orgasm too!

    Answer by 25beengoodtome at 1:41 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

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