Can Intercourse Accelerate Fetal Birth?

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I am 37 weeks pregnant, is it true to accelerate the birth can be spurred with marital relations?

Originally posted 2020-04-14 20:51:50.

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First of all, if you are 37 weeks pregnant, then you really don't need to think too much to speed up your labor. The closer to 40 weeks' gestation, the baby will mature and the better the functions of the organ system at birth. Therefore, even if labor has to be done electively (it must be induced for one reason or another it must be a cesarean section), the obstetrician will still recommend giving birth as close as possible to 40 weeks.


Having sexual intercourse can indeed stimulate uterine contractions because of the content of prostaglandins in the semen. However, the contractions caused by prostaglandins in this semen will not be strong enough to trigger labor. You will only feel a fake contraction that will disappear in a few minutes. You may continue to have sexual intercourse until nearing labor as long as you feel comfortable doing so, but you need to remember that if you experience bleeding from the vagina or if you experience rupture or amniotic fluid, sexual intercourse should not be done. You must immediately conduct an examination to the obstetrician.

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