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Sex in late pregnancy.

(9 Posts)
Shadowboy Thu 17-Nov-16 20:24:24

I know they say it a 'natural' aid for spontaneous labour. But I was wondering if anyone actually tried it and it seemed to help bring on labour. I feel as sexy as a slug at the moment but considering anything at this moment in time to get this baby out!

chloechloe Thu 17-Nov-16 21:28:44

Having gone overdue and tried everything possible to induce labour without any result (including an enema on the midwife's advice) I personally don't think there's much you can do if the baby isn't ready to come out. If the baby is already making a move then maybe some of these things make a difference.

Sex seems to be the only thing that has any scientific backing to it - namely because sperm contains prostaglandins which is one of the hormones that brings on labour. If you really don't feel up to it though I wouldn't bother!

Blue2014 Fri 18-Nov-16 10:07:12

Apparently nipple stimulation also has some evidence behind it, you could try that instead

feesh Fri 18-Nov-16 14:15:27

Ok, I have to ask - we didn't do it at all when I was last pregnant and here I am pregnant again - how do you do it when you are big?! Is it doggy style only?!

Mybugslife Fri 18-Nov-16 14:17:54

I didn't try it to bring on labour (we were just in the mood) but it did bring on labour...6 weeks early!

Mybugslife Fri 18-Nov-16 14:18:52

Feesh....can't stand doggy style when I'm pregnant. Too much hangs down, it's too heavy. Spooning is good...

LifeLong13 Fri 18-Nov-16 14:21:44

I made DH promise he would if I got to 40 weeks. Neither of us wanted to! It would've be a purely medicinal shag grin

PeppaAteMySoul Fri 18-Nov-16 14:24:35

We are still shagging, am 39 weeks on Sunday. Is giving me really strong braxton hicks but they don't turn into anything more so don't think they are that useful for me. Baby must not be ready yet!
Doggy style and spooning are the easiest positions.

poppym12 Fri 18-Nov-16 14:33:06

Worked for me. Overdue by 10 days and had been booked in to have labour induced. Lovely mature midwife suggested sex to try to start it off and it worked. I found it bloody repulsive at the time as I felt like a beached whale grin

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