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dabihp Mon 23-May-05 13:43:05

After you have lost your plug?

suzywong Mon 23-May-05 13:44:36

best not, IMO unless dh has a scrupulously clean willy and you have given yourself a good wash too - of course this may always be the case, but you know what I mean

NomDePlume Mon 23-May-05 13:45:22

I think it does increase the risk of infection, not sure to what degree though.

Socci Mon 23-May-05 13:46:18

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dabihp Mon 23-May-05 13:47:09

was hoping it would get labour started, but if its not there to protect the baby anymore... is it really advisable??

suzywong Mon 23-May-05 13:47:11

and don't forget semen contains prostaglandins, the same substances used in inducing pessaries

(would you both settle for hand-jobs? )

WigWamBam Mon 23-May-05 13:48:45

I would have thought it was OK too, as long as your waters haven't gone. Might get things started off too. Why don't you ask your midwife? She'll have heard the question before, I'm sure.

dabihp Mon 23-May-05 13:49:38

Its the prostaglandins that I want Suzy!!!

Catbert Mon 23-May-05 13:51:00

My midwife told me the prostaglandin in semen worked better when ingested, rather than applied IYSWIM hehehehe!

Socci Mon 23-May-05 13:53:03

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dabihp Mon 23-May-05 13:57:56

not due until this coming friday...

lol, I did ask my mw about swallowing, and she said that it would be better if it hit the cervix directly...lol

WigWamBam Mon 23-May-05 13:59:00

If your midwife says it's OK then who are we to deny you some fun

suzywong Mon 23-May-05 14:00:40

oh well if that's what you want then go for it ( but do let us know how it went)

Toothache Mon 23-May-05 14:02:11

dabhip - As others have mentioned it is fine as long as your waters are intact. Plus the mucus plug can come out in stages.... like mine did over a coupld of weeks. DH had I had sex twice, 2 days apart at the end of my 2nd pregnancy purely to get labour going (well that was my motive anyway, DH was quietly grateful ). Worked a treat! 1st time had a small (tiny!!) bleed, went to labour ward, 2-3cm dilated, but no contractions. Sent home and told not to have anymore sex!! Day and a half later.... thoroughly pissed off that I wasn't in full labour..... grabbed DH again. In hospital 2 hrs later and I was 4cm dilated.

dabihp Mon 23-May-05 14:04:37

Oh, Tootheache, u give me hope, now... to convince dp...

Blossomhill Mon 23-May-05 14:05:49

Personally I wouldn't as you may be at more risk of infections.

Toothache Mon 23-May-05 14:06:06

Will he take much convincing? I denied DH sex throughout the whole pregnancy..... that way by the time you need their sperm again... they are raring to go!!!

dabihp Mon 23-May-05 14:08:02

I think maybe as I am billing it as a way to get into labour it might be putting him off a little.... also, logistically, who knows at this stage even if its possible...?lol

Toothache Mon 23-May-05 14:09:38

dabihp - There are a few positions that are very possible.... one in particular that can help turn the baby too if it's lying posterior....

suzywong Mon 23-May-05 14:09:57

get somepadding under your knees and shake your money maker!

dabihp Mon 23-May-05 14:10:19

lol, we talkign hands and knees?

suzywong Mon 23-May-05 14:11:56

I reckon, unless you have super strong thigh muscles and a good strong chair

Toothache Mon 23-May-05 14:12:52

Thats the one!! lol Suzywong!!

Although its more knees and elbows if you're as big as I was!!!

It was a good position to ease my SPD too. Don't really care how it was for DH!!

dabihp Mon 23-May-05 14:14:22

think my bum is more pregnant than my belly (and thats saying something!!) will have to try alternatives...lol

HappyMumof2 Mon 23-May-05 14:36:46

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