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does sex really help induce labor?

Anonymous
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I'm 38 weeks and miserable I'm scheduled to be induced on the 27th. But I would really rather have the baby before then so my doctor said to have a lot of sex and that it was the only real way that actually helps induce labor. We did try it once on Sunday and I did start having contractions that got to 2-3 minutes apart and very intense but sadly they stopped.
Oh I forgot to add I'm also 3cm dilated and 60% effaced
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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nicetry11
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:17 PM
Good luck!!!!!!!!!! I'm 36.3 weeks with twins! I couldn't imagine trying to have sex now. Ouch! I wish you a wonderful delivery! Maybe try walking, spicy food or nipple stimulation. But my doc said.... Best not to rush a baby whose not ready. Hang in there!!!!! You have done so good!!!
BlessedBounty
by on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:25 PM
Semen has oxytocin in it.... the natural form of pitocin.
Nipple stimulation releases oxytocin also.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM
The sperm can help yes. And so will an orgasm before your husband gets his.

Other than that I don't really think anything helps unless your body is ready for labor. Otherwise we could go into labor any time for various things like walking or eating spicy food.
momtolittleg
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM

It worked for me. I was put on sex-restriction for a while because it was causing contractions.  At 37 weeks we resumed and I went into labor less than an hour after some morning sex. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:06 PM
Bump
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:23 PM
Bump
B1Bomber
by Ruby Member on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:26 PM

There's definitely a strong enough correlation to give it a shot.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM
Sex did nothing for me. I went 2 weeks over and was having sex every day...sometimes more than once. She was stubborn.
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