|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%|
|Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll|
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
#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#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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
|As for what an active sex life vs. a not so active well I'm thinking active means sex at least twice a month.|
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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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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