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Sex to bring on labour?

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TLH0307 Sat 03-Feb-18 18:01:21

Hello! Just waiting on a spicy curry to be delivered, and because I’m dubious about whether that will do anything to bring on labour...has anyone actually gone in to labour shortly after doing the deed or is it a myth? I want a few tales to be able to tell my other half because the dopey bugger is genuinely afraid he’ll poke his unborn child in the face if we do the deed! 😂

Myddognearlyatethedeliveryman Sat 03-Feb-18 18:03:14

After dtd at 10 pm with ds my waters broke at midnight when I was asleep and he was born at 2.55 am!!. (Second dc)

NapQueen Sat 03-Feb-18 18:04:46

Second dc arrived morning after we dtd (hadnt dtd for months!!)

Rainshowers Sat 03-Feb-18 18:07:47

On the flip side, due tomorrow, dtd the other night and absolutely nothing. Not even a few cramps. Worth a try though!

TLH0307 Sat 03-Feb-18 18:32:19

Oh wow! Yeah rainshowers definitely worth a go, I think anything is worth a go at this late stage isn’t it! 😂

Sarahh2014 Sat 03-Feb-18 18:35:33

My midwife told me that if you swallow sperm it can bring labour on 🤔 needless to say I didn't try that as it was the last thing I wanted to do lol

FartnissEverbeans Sat 03-Feb-18 18:37:38

I think there is actually some scientific evidence for this (to do with hormones in the sperm)...

Can't hurt I suppose (unless it works, in which case it's going to hurt a lot grin)

TLH0307 Sat 03-Feb-18 18:38:18

Hahaha swallowing sperm, that theory must have been started by a man!

Singlikemiranda Sat 03-Feb-18 18:38:21

Worked both times for me! DTD at about 10pm and waters broke around 5am, both times! Although both labours turned out to be very different! Good luck!

Amatree Sat 03-Feb-18 18:38:35

Worked for me - DTD and contractions started within an hour!

TLH0307 Sat 03-Feb-18 18:39:12

FartnissEverbeans yeah I imagine it’ll hurt quite a bit 😂

TLH0307 Sat 03-Feb-18 18:39:48

Definitely giving it a go with all these success stories!

PandaCat Sat 03-Feb-18 18:56:04

My contractions started about an hour after DTD with DD1, she was born the next morning at 39+2.

Grumpyoldwoman007 Sat 03-Feb-18 18:58:26

There are prostaglandins in semen which is what's used for induction of labour (science fact) 😁

Situp Sat 03-Feb-18 18:59:54

Spicy food and sex to bring on labour.
Does anyone else suspect that this is a ruse by our DPs to get them curry and a shag?confused

Mind you, I forced DH to dtd with DS 1 when I was 40+12 and I went into labour that night.grin

Fannyfanakerpants Sat 03-Feb-18 19:00:53

There is a chemical in semen that is in the pessary that they use in induction but a very small amount. Im pretty sure if you swallowed it, you'd need loads. Orgasms can bring on labour though, as can nipple stimulation. Both of which you can manage yourself if your not up to dtd.

amymel2016 Sat 03-Feb-18 19:36:32

DTD at 11.30 p.m. waters broke at 1.00 a.m., DS born at 5.30 p.m. - it worked for us wink

AHintOfStyle Sat 03-Feb-18 19:45:02

It worked for me both times.
In fact, during the second labour the contractions died down a bit so we did it again to get things moving again 😂

AprilShowers16 Sat 03-Feb-18 19:47:24

Worked for me, dtd in the evening and went into labour at 5am.

Uhohmummy Sat 03-Feb-18 20:05:00

3 days overdue and I’m trying this tonight (and every night until the baby arrives)!
I have done everything to try and get this baby out but still no signs of anything happening. DH and I dtd a few nights ago and nothing but I saw the midwife today and she also said it’s the only thing that might work.

Chienrouge Sat 03-Feb-18 20:06:58

Worked both times for me! Within 2 hours both times.

Chienrouge Sat 03-Feb-18 20:07:28

But then I was 40+6 and 40+2 so chances are baby was ready to come out anyway grin

TLH0307 Sat 03-Feb-18 20:46:51

Woooo hopefully i’ll get laid tonight then after reading these out to my fella hahaha! 😂😂

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 03-Feb-18 20:47:43

Just use a condom...

ShowOfHands Sat 03-Feb-18 20:53:28

All scientific evidence shows it doesn't work. Your thread is just attracting people who coincidentally laboured after sex. The vast, vast majority won't.

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