Does sex during pregnancy help to have easier labor?

Eve - posted on 05/18/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My partner has very low sexdrive (very hard for me to cope with that special now in pregnancy btw). However we didnt have a sex since i got pregnant (i'm 31wks now) and i'm scared that this will affect my labor! Should i be worried??

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Marneli - posted on 08/28/2013

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wow! :) im 18 weeks pregnant but im afraid to have sex with my hubby cause it might have a bad effects to my baby, thanks for this.. :)

Molissa - posted on 05/18/2009

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i don't think your question is really being answered. no it does not make labor easier. believe me i had sex every day during my pregnancy. it feels good though. a big release emotionally. what helps keep you from tearing while pushing is kegels. just act like you are really trying to hold your pee in. you'll feel your but tighten too. hold it for as long as you can. do those ten times at least twice a day. your strengthening your uterine walls and can keep you from accidentally peeing on yourself when you laugh or sneeze! But most importantly, it helps you heal after birth too if you continue to do them. Your uterus will contract faster which means so will the pooch!! just look it up on webmd. KEGELS helped me.

Storie - posted on 05/18/2009

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I've heard that it helps with going into labor, but have never experienced it.

Shelley - posted on 05/18/2009

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I think sex can help to bring on labour, but i dont think it makes u have a easier labour. I had sex all the time n my labour wasnt easy.

Agatha - posted on 09/29/2013

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there are a bunch of ways to make your labor easier. the first step is to clam down.

As I can see you have already had your baby but what you could have done was maybe talk to your doctor. The internet can sometimes be misleading.

What I fould out worked best for me thougt is something called laboraide.
http://www.laboraide.com

If you haven't heard of it you should check it out

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B - posted on 12/14/2012

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i do nt think you shoul. my partner is like that also and i had my first baby. although because that was my first i do nt know if it could be easier.

Charlene - posted on 05/18/2009

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In my first pregnacy I did not have sex much but when I did I felt happier I know it sounds strange but people may say that it dont make the labor any differant but mine went fast I had to be injuised and when they felt my curvix it was half way there and that was at 37 weeks and for my second I had sex all the time I could not get enough lol but this time my labor was much faster and I only got to the hospital but I will say if both of you are unsure about having sex just tell each other how you feel and have skin contanct when in bed.

Danielle - posted on 05/18/2009

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It won't necessarily make labor easier, but it can help the process along. The semen will help soften the cervix. An orgasm will stimulate contractions that may help thin the cervix and give your uterus a workout :) The baby will also get a dose of mom's feel-good hormones!!

Abby - posted on 05/18/2009

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we had sex throughout my pregnancy, our sexlife didnt change(as in the frequency of it) and it did end up bringing my labour on. i had 39 hours of 'established' labour(trust me it was 4 days in my eyes)so it didnt make it any easier but it did bring it on! x

Jinglebones - posted on 05/18/2009

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hahahah - I like the title - I think that's a rumour started by men... Makes no difference and may be a little uncomfortble in the latter stage of pregnancy. I had none in last trimester and my little guy was born in an hour...

?? - posted on 05/18/2009

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It's also good for the baby in a comfort way - may sound really weird, I laughed when I heard this - it can help baby bond with daddy. Having the baby feel daddy's body against your belly can help baby learn daddy's warmth and heart beat etc.



Also the motions of having sex - the rocking - is comforting to the baby. As well as all the exercises that your pelvic area, thighs, back, etc does during sex can also help allow your body to physically prepare for giving birth. Walking, and doing pelvic excersices are good for your body while you're getting close to your due date.



So in the end, as long as you're not getting hurt, your partner is understanding about stopping, adjusting & readjusting positions during sex so that it is comfortable for you, there is nothing wrong with having sex while you're pregnant, it can even be a really good thing for you and baby :)

Lexus - posted on 05/18/2009

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For me I had sex all through my pregnancy.. with my son i didn't want to be touched with my twins right now.. I'm burning my poor hubby out.with our daughter that i just lost feb14th was her due date she was still born. he wouldn't get a break from us then.lol if you ask him how was it with our daughter he would say he's found his limit and he knows it well. in all honesty sex is good for the cervix and good for mommy keeping the positive hormones flowing and just showing that he's there physically still. it's helpful but it doesn't make the labor easy it just brings it on sooner.. which is pretty good if you're almost over due.

George - posted on 05/18/2009

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hi ya it wont affect your labor or hurt baby but it might bring labor it on.
i think u have nothing to worry about

Amber - posted on 05/18/2009

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Sex during pregnancy is absolutly fine. That is as long as your careful. It can bring on labor, but as long as you are careful(dont do anything that would cause pain) you dont have to worry. I look at it this way, sex is like excersize. It is good for your body. It is going to help keep you in good shape and the better the shape you are in before labor will help during. It can help your endurance. It will give you more energy and make you relaxed too. So yes in my opinion it can help your labor by making you have more endurance to push the baby out! Congrats on your little one!

Autumn - posted on 05/18/2009

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No worries. Good sex won't make the labor any easier. For future reference though, if it makes momma feel better then it's better for the baby. So... don't be afraid to tell you man he needs to be there for you emotionally and physically.

Autumn - posted on 05/18/2009

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No worries. Good sex won't make the labor any easier. For future reference though, if it makes momma feel better then it's better for the baby. So... don't be afraid to tell you man he needs to be there for you emotionally and physically.

Christina - posted on 05/18/2009

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I just want to let you know that when I was married we had sex right before I was due and it brought on my labor the next day.

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