35 weeks pregnant. I read that if you have sex regularly it can cause you to carry past your due dat

Tiphanie - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I read it in my baby book What to Expect when Expecting. This is my first baby and the book say sex can help put you into labor but to much sex can Make you carry longer. i have sex 1 to 3 times a week still and im 35 weeks pregnant due at the end of next month. Does anybody know the answer to my question?

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Julia - posted on 02/18/2010

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I have never heard of sex making you carry past your due date. Everyone else is correct...semen causes a reaction that helps in the effacing of your cervix, one thing they didn't mention is a female orgasim helps induce labor by causing your uterus to contract.

Patricia - posted on 02/18/2010

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According to most Doctors and pregnancy books sperm helps soften the cervix, It's totally up to your baby when they want to arrive.

Denise - posted on 02/17/2010

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you ladies are lucky you are even getting sex! Pregnancy totally turns off my husband so I've only had sex maybe 7 to 10 times since I've known I was was pregnant. And I'm almost 29 weeks....so yeah LUCKY LADIES you are! lol.

Ashlay - posted on 02/17/2010

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WELL MY DR. TOLD ME THAT IF YOU HAVE SEX THAT THE SEAMAN HELPS TO MAKE YOUR CERVIX SOFTTER BECAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST BABY TOO I WAS SCARED TO SO I ASKED ALL THOSE QUESTIONS AND HE SAID THAT IF YOU HURT DONT DO IT BUT IF YOU CAN ITS PERFECTLY FINE AND IT IS ALL UP TO YOUR BODIE HOW LONG IT WANTS TO CARIE UR BABY...

Natalie - posted on 02/17/2010

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Well, with my 1st i had sex a few times a week and he was born on his due-date.
With my 2nd i actually had sex the morning i went into labor. I had sex, took a shower and 1 hour later i was in full blown labor which only lasted a total of 3 hours.
Sperm is supposed to have something in it that can hep bring on labor so i can't see why it would say it can make you do past your due-date? hm....

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Suzie - posted on 01/01/2014

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I'm a first mommy can sex make labor faster and easier? I'm 33 weeks and due in the beginning of next month. Does it matter how many time you have sex in a week ? My husband is very careful when we have sex. He also wants to make sure I get off to but should I or no???

Michelle - posted on 02/21/2010

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With my daughter i hardly had sex and went 3 days past . My other babies I had sex all the time and went earlier . All were born healthy , but seems being more sexual makes things easier in my opinion .
As far as making it take longer from being sexually active .... that seems very odd . Almost all if not every dr will tell you that semen does help move things along , and acutally will help you ripen .
Just keep in mind , everyone thinks they are an expert , and even though the book is very popular it is not 100% accurate in all situations . I mean if semen helps your cervix ripen and orgasm can send you into contractions , I would just add 2+2 . And most of the time women are told to not have sex if there is fear of preterm labor ..... book is great , but take it with a grain of salt !

Chelle - posted on 02/18/2010

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julias right. thats why after sex you sometimes get braxton hicks ...also nipple stimulation can cause braxton hicks.

Abiola - posted on 02/18/2010

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noting is wrong with having sex its help you in labor ok that not true?

Teresa - posted on 02/17/2010

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We had sex at least that much when I was pregnant with our first child and she was born at 35 weeks, so it's not true in our case. :) Good luck with everything!

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