Sexual Intercourse Can Induce Labour. Is It True?

Sexual Intercourse Can Induce Labour. Is It True?

If you are looking for some ways to induce your labour naturally after passing the due date, then you are in the right article. Some women do not want to deliver via caeserean section hence it’s important for them to know which tips are useful to start having contractions, naturally. People said sexual intercourse induce labour, is it true? Can it really induce a spontaneous labour in a full-term pregnant woman? If it does, would it impose any risk to the mother or child for having sex during the last few weeks of pregnancy?

There aren’t a lot of studies that have been conducted to prove this point. Afterall it’s questionable whether those kinds of studies were considered ethical or not. Regardless, this article would explain some of the things that you need to know about sex and inducing labour.

Sex induce labour, is it true?

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Have you ever thought what is the triggering factor that caused people who have sex to experience labour sooner than those who don’t? In terms of reproductive science, sex seems the obvious solution to inducing labour.

Having an orgasm is equivalent to having a uterine contraction which can help speed along labour. Those contractions can be powerful and last for hours, however, that’s not the only reason why labour is likely to be induced by sexual intercourse.

Sperms which are being ejaculated contain prostaglandin, one of the factors which helps to dilate and thin the cervix. This particular hormone is also produced by the uterus to jump-start labour. 

It’s also one of the principal ingredients of medications used to induce labour such as misoprostol which have been proven to speed labour along. Getting an extra dose of prostaglandin can help kick start the labour process quicker.

Furthermore, sexual stimulation which involve genitals and nipples can increase the level of oxytocin naturally in the body. This hormone plays an important role in contractions especially when everything is in place.

Is it a risky move to induce labour?

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Whether it’s a risky move or not doesn’t necessarily carries meaning as there hasn’t been enough studies to prove that sex really works in inducing labour. A few studies have been carried out to test such hypotheses. 

However, due to multiple conflicting and inconclusive findings, experts weren’t able to establish the relation between sex and inducing labour. This is not something that can be discounted based on testimonial statements made by women who experienced labour after sexual intercourse.

So far, we have few evidence to establish the role of sexual intercourse in inducing labour. Most of the findings pointed out to the fact that women with normal and complication-free pregnancies would only experience labour when the conditions are ripe. It could be in between full to past-term.

Is it risky to have sexual intercourse during the third trimester? Well, any conditions which can be triggered by sex would have been warned by your obstetrician. The contraction that you would experience during orgasm doesn’t come close to the sign of labour.

Is there any correlation between the onset of labour and sex positions?

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Choosing a certain sex position during the third trimester hasn’t being linked with the likelihood to induce labour. So far, the key to achieve such a feat has been thought as the ability to reach orgasm. If it’s so, then you can do it however you want.

Just remember that one of the most important aspects of a good sexual intercourse that you would enjoy during the third trimester is level of comfort. 

You have to accept that there are simply a few sex positions that you wouldn’t be able to attempt. Like any other issues, if you have doubt, ask your obstetrical physician. They would know what to recommend and if you should avoid a certain sex position.

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