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post #21 of 26
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i'm just impressed you have that much energy.
Me, too!! We've been trying for a week or more...one or the other of us keeps falling asleep!


peainthepod-you'll be ok! Give your hubby some love, because soon it'll be a couple months before you are in the mood again!
post #22 of 26
I think sex can absolutely help. There are the obvious physical reasons- semen softens the cervix and orgasm causes the uterus to contract. Then there are more spiritual reasons...

Ina May talks about the relationship between the mother and father helping or hindering the labor, and that being loving towards one another can cause labor as well as speed it up.

post #23 of 26
I don't have contractions after DTD. Hopefully the prostaglandins are doing something.
post #24 of 26
okay...i have a question...if semen is "supposed" to work better if ingested rather than applied, well...the other way lol...then does EPO work better if ingested rather than inserted next to the cervix?

This is my 4th pregnancy in 6 years time. i have used EPO inserted vaginally at night starting at 36 weeks, gradually increasing dosage around 38 weeks, in my last 2 pregnancies. I DO beleive it has helped to ready my cervix for labor, but it has never induced me INTO labor. (btw, i only do the EPo on nights myself or dh are too tired to DTD.)

after dtd or using EPO, i usually do notice more frequent braxton hicks or light light cramping, but it has never actually induced...but i am a strange gal, i don't usually dialate until i am in active labor (one reason i decline internal checks now) and each of my babies comes 5+ days later than the last birth. however...just so you know, my first birth was 23 hours, my second birth (used EPO in pregnancy) was 12 1/2 hours, my third labor (used EPO and a HB) was 9 1/2 hours. it could just be that each one is quicker just because they are subsequent pregnancies, OR it could be that EPO really does help facilitate my dialation during labor...either way, it can't hurt right?
post #25 of 26
I went into labor a few hours after DTD with my son. No ingestion though, just regular sex with mind-blowing orgasm.
post #26 of 26
I was just given the ok from my nurse to continue to have sex. I must have misunderstood the doctor. I thought he didnt want us DTD at all. But the nurse said its fine unless my water has broken. Like I would want to have sex after my water broke anyway. So since I will be 37 weeks tomorrow, i think we are going to see what it does. It worked last time. Or atleast it seemed like it did.
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