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Can having sex induce labor?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

Yes, if late in pregnancy -- but it's anatomically difficult.

In brief: Yes

Yes, if late in pregnancy -- but it's anatomically difficult.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Possible

There is a theory that since there are prostaglandins in semen, and since certain prostaglandins can induce labor, that having sex can either chemically, or mechanically (banging on the door - so to speak) induce labor. There needs to be more than that.
You must also have an issue that makes you more prone to going into labor like a preterm labor risk or a past due pregnancy.

In brief: Possible

There is a theory that since there are prostaglandins in semen, and since certain prostaglandins can induce labor, that having sex can either chemically, or mechanically (banging on the door - so to speak) induce labor. There needs to be more than that.
You must also have an issue that makes you more prone to going into labor like a preterm labor risk or a past due pregnancy.
Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras
Thank
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