A knew a midwife said this is the only way that actually works. Rather than the raspberry tea leaf,curry or fresh pineapple. Though i think sometimes baby will come when it is good and ready! Good luck may be joining you in the test in a few weeks.
It's never been proven to have any link to labour starting. Of course some women will have sex and then go into labour but hundreds won't. Never, ever happened enough to be more than mere coincidence in any study ever carried out.
It has been found that you are very slightly more likely to go into labour if you ingest the semen.
I had to plead too. Selfish man said no. He wouldn't even wank in a pot. I said I would shag someone else, and he just looked me up and down and said "Good luck with that!" I do see the funny side now, but it took a while. He is lovely normally.
SoH, ingesting it you say? Doing it that way is havoc on the heartburn!
At my antenatal class the midwife said it's the best way to attempt to start labour (ie, best way compared to the pineapple myths etc), and actually advised us to cross our legs and put our feet up to keep the semen inside for as long as possible!
I don't mind attempting to be honest, DP is still up for it, although appears to be in the minority of men according to some of these comments...
(Although I must admit to having eaten an entire pineapple today. Baby is measuring big for my dates, I'm willing to try anything to help him along at this stage - although completely accept it is likely to be fruitless - pun unintended!)
Yep, but I suspect my cervix loves the prostaglandins more than most. We only DTD three times during my first pregnancy - once at 18 weeks and I had mild contractions all afternoon. Again at 28 weeks and had some seriously painful and regular ones for six hours - was very close to going into hospital.
At 36w5d we did it again and had a day full of contractions. They stopped for a few hours, then waters broke and DC1 showed up 3 hours later.
Needless to say, especially as I was diagnosed with incompetent cervix with my second pregnancy, I don't DTD in pregnancy anymore..