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I'm 38 weeks pregnant, will sex bring on labor

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Yes. Sperm is a great way to make your cervix begin to soften (which is what happens during labor) You must have sex 8 times within a 24 hour period in order to have enough sperm to soften your cervix resulting in labor. Check with your doctor and make sure your cervix has begun to soften because if your cervix is very ripe you could have all the sex you want and it wont work.


Sex can be a very effective way to trigger labor to start if you body was ready for labor to begin. As with any form of self induction it is important to talk to your doctor first.

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