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Has sex actually worked for anyone?

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MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sat 04-Jul-09 21:50:48

I mean to start labour of course....

I'm desperate enough to try pretty much anything now but I'd just like to hear any success stories before I go about finding a position in which it's even possible.

thisisyesterday Sat 04-Jul-09 21:52:04

no, didn' work for me.

MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sat 04-Jul-09 21:52:45

Its a myth isn't it? Probably started by frustrated dh's.

expatinscotland Sat 04-Jul-09 21:53:10

Worked for me with DD2 and DS!

Try doggy style or spooning.

MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sat 04-Jul-09 21:55:10

Really expat?! Mind if I ask how long it took to work?!!

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Sat 04-Jul-09 21:55:57

yes i am sure it worked for dd. I was due to be induced early with her, and midwife said on thursday to have some romance grin dh and i went out for dinner, had sex went to bed and then about 5 hours later i went into labour, 10 days early.

expatinscotland Sat 04-Jul-09 21:56:32

Well, with DD2, it took about 6 hours to work.

With DS, about 4 hours (the older two took a rare nap).

MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sat 04-Jul-09 21:58:39

lol!! Not sure I can do romantic but you have given me hope. Might just go and get some gaviscon and give dh the good news.

expatinscotland Sat 04-Jul-09 21:59:32

spooning worked for us best.

itwasntme Sat 04-Jul-09 22:02:47

Yep. Just two thrusts did the trick for us.

MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sat 04-Jul-09 22:03:38

Think spooning will be the only option. I will go and set up my complicated lying on side pillow arrangement grin

MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sat 04-Jul-09 22:04:25

two thrusts!!! this is sounding better by the minute!!

itwasntme Sat 04-Jul-09 22:18:37

DH was gutted

mummylin2495 Sat 04-Jul-09 22:24:33

worked for me too !

devotion Sat 04-Jul-09 22:32:47

I think if you have sex when your cervix is ready and ripe then the sperm will speed things up.

With my first i went into labour the day i was due. the day before my due date i went on a hours walk then we had sex that evening doggy style , that night i had my show, waters broke the next morning and labour the night I was due.

2nd time i had a sweep at midday and then that evening went into labour. i was really nervous about it because i heard it really hurts. i did not feel anything and i think it was because my cervix was just so ripe so what im saying is the sweep and sperm helps you on your way if your body is ready.

sometimes nothing except time is going to get that baby moving... well that and an induction!

chegirl Sat 04-Jul-09 22:38:52

Well it seemed to work for me. But it could have been a coincidence. i am not very good at discussing these things (not as evolved as I thought I was blush). I was due on 26th, had sex late on 28th and waters broke around 1am the following morning (not long after the deed). Had DS3 that afternoon.

Its not going to start you off unless you are ready though (well unless its really mindblowing I suppose grin)

mrsradders Sat 04-Jul-09 22:39:17

oh i think it definetly works, with DD2 i was apparenlty 9 days over (due date was calculated by scan and she was a weeny 6lbs 15oz so think that she was probably on time)

i went for a long walk had a hot curry, ate fresh pineapple, had a nice warm bath and a good bonk (DH was very happy) she arrived the next morning grin

my midwife did say though that it is important to actually have an orgasm yourself as this can trigger contractions!!! lol

LittleWhiteWolf Sun 05-Jul-09 08:57:34

I will let you all know--did the deed last night about midnight ish and now I'm drinking a cup of my raspberry leaf tea, but so far not even a twinge.
I'm 4 days overdue btw.

audreyraines Sun 05-Jul-09 09:27:57

worked for us - about 24 hours later in full blown labour.

MayorNaze Sun 05-Jul-09 09:29:50


Picante Sun 05-Jul-09 09:29:54

Yep - two hours later went into labour.

ActivityApple Sun 05-Jul-09 16:00:35

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Sunflower100 Sun 05-Jul-09 16:16:30

Yep - 4 hours later went into labour!

cupcakesinthesnow Sun 05-Jul-09 16:45:31

Worked both times for me. When I was a week overdue with ds2 my midwife asked if we were havig sex and I said 'yes' to which she replied 'You do realise the best position is doggy style as the cervix is in prime position to get hit with the sperm.' grin

Disenchanted3 Sun 05-Jul-09 16:47:17

Yes with ds2, got my mum to mind ds1, did the deed at 7pm went into labour at 9pm.

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