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View Poll Results: how much sex vs. when you went into labor
Active sex life - went into labor early 20 22.99%
Active sex life - went into labor on time 12 13.79%
Active sex life - went into labor after due date 19 21.84%
Not very active sex life - went into labor early 11 12.64%
Not very active sex life - went into labor on time 12 13.79%
Not very active sex life - went into labor after due date 13 14.94%
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#1 of 22 Old 04-28-2003, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was just reading Ina May's new birth book and she talked about how women who had active sex lives during pregnancy rarely went over their due date and I wondered if this were really true so I though I'd do a little mothering poll and see what the results here were.

For the sake of the poll let's say:
Going into labor early = before 39 weeks
On time = 39-40 weeks
After due date = past the 40th week or later

As for what an active sex life vs. a not so active well I'm thinking active means sex at least twice a month. Not sure what Ina May meant she didn't specify
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My libido was super charged during pregnancy. Dd was born 6 days early. The night before I went into labor was a wild romp in the hay. I believe Ina May.
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I had plenty of sex and went over my due date with my first two kids. with my third child, i was on bedrest and sex was off limits from 16 weeks on (and by no sex i mean NOTHING...forget intercourse, no orgasms either). after i was off bedrest at 37 weeks, i had plenty, and with all three tried to have as much sex as possible to induce labor. sigh....nada...whats a girl to do?
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Very little with dd1, 11 days late (and induced), more with dd2, 4 days early.
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We hardly had sex at all while pregnant and both kids were 5 weeks early. With dd, I was hospitalized at 32 weeks with PROM, with ds, I was on bedrest at 34 weeks b/c I thought I had PROM again, but dr said no.

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#1 absolutely no sex. i can't remember when we stopped but I remember being in the hospital after they stopped preterm labor (round one) and midwife said "No sex from now on " and Chad and I laughed. As if she had to even bring it up.

#2 I honestly don't remember but probably not much. She was 2 weeks late.

#3 Not much but I did force myself and she was born a few days later 3 weeks early.

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Dd#1- we had sex often. After 37 weeks it was like twice a day. Baby was 4 days late.

Dd#2- not as often b/c dd#1 was around. But we were pretty active like 3 or more times a week. She was a week late and we used EPO on my cervix. I think that is ultimately what started me.

So far sex hasn't worked to start labor but it is ALOT of fun trying.
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I voted active sex life, went into labor after due date.

I had sex on my due date, but didn't go into labor until 4 days past. I know active is a relative term. Our sex life was reasonably active, but not according to my sister's standards. She said that she never goes more than a day without sex, whereas we are more like once a week type people. Or, we were back then, less frequent now.

I know that my sister had an active sex life of the time of the birth of her 4th child, and that one was about 20 days late and she ended up being induced.
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Went 1 week over my EDD. I didn't have an active sex life either. Couldn't get dh interested at all If my midwife told me one more time to go home and have sex (to bring on labor, ripen cervix etc...) I was gonna scream! Now dh is finding out what that's like :LOL I'm not interested at all.

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I'm always very uninterested in sex the first few months - then it really takes off.........

Both my babies came early - my dd was a week and a half "early"

My ds was 2 weeks "early" (mind you he was over 8 pounds and didn't LOOK early at all)
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interesting results so far - it seems there's no real coralation showing up here.

With my first we were pretty active right up until labor and I went one day early. With my second I had a scheduled section a week before his due date - so I don't know what would have happened.

I hope this one is at least not late and if having sex could help - well then that's just an added bonus!
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in semen that are preferable to artificial ones used to induce so many women these days but I am not sure of Ina May's advice.

DH and I were sexually active 1-3 times a week with each of my pregnancies and my first was 5 days early, my second was 2 days late, and my third was 2 days early.
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I voted active/post due, but does it count if I didn't get very active about it 'til the end (& by end I mean prior to due date)?

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As for what an active sex life vs. a not so active well I'm thinking active means sex at least twice a month.
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I would consider anything less than once a week, *not* very active. DH would probably consider anything less than twice a week, not very active.
With DD #1, I also had supercharged libido, and I don't think we ever went two or three days without, through the entire pregnancy. She was born 3 wks early (but I never did go into labor, my water broke and ended up with emergency c-section 15 hours later because of prolapsed cord). I don't think there's a connection, really.
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no sex life while pregnant. My son was 2 weeks late and only came out because they made him.
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For my first there was no sex life during pg~ went 38 wks.
For my second there was very little~ Had him at 38 1/2 wks
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with my dd we had sex ALOT I could not get enough of it. I was 9 days past my due date.
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We had a pretty active sex life from the second trimester on, at least twice a week I would say, and the last month or so probably three times...the last week before my due date it was probably once a day , but I still went past my conception based due date by 6 days and lmp due date by 2... It was fun, though!! Dh can't wait for my libido to kick in, because it's been nil while nursing...hope nursing through the pregnancy doesn't ruin it, hehe!
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My water broke 3 hours after having sex on the eve of my due date
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I consider our sex life fairly active, and I was 3 days past my due date. I think my date may have been a couple of days off because no one really listened to me about my cycles being longer, so I think I may have only been one day past. But my water broke during sex .

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I said not very active and past due date because by the time I was about 8 months preg I did not feel sexy anymore.

BUT I did go into labor about 10 hours after sex so...

I had Ina May's advice in mind and I think it helped.

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I wasn't very active during my pregnancy but we tried to "induce" labor by having sex after I was five days postdue. It worked and my water broke and I went into labor about 2 hours after we had sex.

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