By jacevy, March 20, in Your body after baby. After trying many induction methods and having nothing work I've been contemplate everything and started thinking about how long it takes to have all these induction methods work. I know that the pineapple juice and curry etc will take as long as it takes to give you the runs! I also know that nipple stimulation will start contractions almost straight away if you are ready. But I didn't know how long the sex thing takes to work.
How long after sex did you go into labor?? - BabyCenter
Just had sex with a rather happy DH dear husband haven't done it for months!! I'm almost 39 weeks xxx. Like above baby comes when ready. The home methods for inducing only activate things if u they're likely to kick off soon anyway.
For a long time, women have been told that sex at the end of pregnancy would help bring on the contractions that signal labor. But is there solid scientific evidence that sex brings on labor? Human semen contains substances called prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that can help ripen the cervix and therefore help labor begin. Additional prostaglandins are released by the woman during sex. Because synthetic prostaglandins are used as a method of cervical ripening for labor induction, it seems logical that natural sources might also be useful.
At very least, it may be time to try something new. Your doctor may have even suggested for you to go home and have sex with your partner. But as you get closer to your due date, you may want to pay close attention, because at some point these tightenings can turn out to be true labor. Related: Sex drive during pregnancy: 5 things that happen.