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Originally Posted by morgansmom
So I read somewhere that one dose of prostaglandin gel (like Cervadil) is roughly equivalent to three "doses" of semen "applied" within 1/2 hour.
Since I've had a c/s I know I have to avoid prosaglandin induction like the plague, but does that mean I should also be avoiding sex? Of course we're not going to do it 3x in 1/2 hour, but even once would be like 1/3 dose of the prostaglandin gel. I've been having lots of bh's and losing my mucous plug so I'm thinking it won't take much to kick labor off... but is it a big deal if the natural prostaglandins from dh kick it off?
With my first I was induced with just Cervadil so I might be one of those people who are particularly sensitive to prostaglandins. I don't really understand why the risk of rupture goes up so much when prostaglandins are used, but if semen and Cervadil are pretty much the same (besides potency) there's reason for concern, right?