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okay...this might be TMI but i have to know if this means anything. the last couple times DH and i have had sex (last night and once a couple days before), when i O it feels really different from normal. it is really, super intense, almost (but not quite) painful...still feels good, but it's toeing that line of feeling not-so-good, if that makes any sense.<br><br>
it just feels very contractiony/crampy, like my uterus is really clenching and releasing, and then i feel those waves for a few minutes/half an hour afterward. i'm guessing this is one reason people say sex can bring on labor...that and the prostaglandins in semen.<br><br>
but i guess my question is, have you experienced this? did it just happen overnight that your orgasm felt different? (because we had sex last weekend, and it wasn't like this.) does all this mean labor is imminent? please say yes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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it's been 15 months, but yes I think I felt that way. I helped myself to some O's in the last few days of my pg, and it would cause spasms in my back. I'm pretty sure O'ing and vaginal sex helped start labor. I'd say within about 4 or less hours from sex I awoke with real labor contrax. Either that or 28, can't remember but I think I initiated sex every night there at the end!
 

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LOL, I swear I'm not stalking you Ready <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I noticed this in my last pregnancy. For me it was a steady continuum of progression thru pregnancy. Gradually it became more and more how you described.<br>
This time we haven't had as much sex here near the end (I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow). Today we did though. I had a good orgasm. . .but it was also a contraction. I kinda like contractions. I think that's on a continuum too. Contractions ARE the same physiolgically as orgasms. . . just a whole lot stronger and a bit more organized.<br><br>
Anyway. I am now having somewhat timable contractions that are stronger than they've been.<br>
In the last three hours I've had well over a dozen. . .that's like one every 15 minutes at least.<br>
I think it's getting close for both of us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Anyway. I am now having somewhat timable contractions that are stronger than they've been.<br>
In the last three hours I've had well over a dozen. . .that's like one every 15 minutes at least.<br>
I think it's getting close for both of us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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as long as you'll keep telling me we're getting close, you can stalk me all you want to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
i am so ready to be done (pun intended!). i am not the world's most patient person generally, so this period of time is a real challenge for me.<br><br>
when is your "due date?"
 

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That happened to me once. It was kind of exciting (thinking of labor starting) but also kind of scary to have that intensity of feeling all of a sudden! When actual labor started though it wasn't for another week and then it started out mild.
 

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That happens to me in late pregnancy, too. But only during penetrative sex, I vote for semen.
 

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Me, too!<br><br>
Sex would bring on the B-H contrx like crazy. But it was always worth it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Never induced labor for me, though. At about 39 weeks my midwife started pestering me at every visit (She came a few times/week) about having more sex. At the time, I was thinking "Lady, when you are this big, you only have sex when YOU feel like it. Not when your partner does, and certainly not when your midwife does." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My DH was so happy about our "prescription" to have sex! I went 43 weeks so I was willing to try anything.<br><br>
Yes "O" brings on some wicked braxton hicks at the end. They can feel very weird. I think the presence of semen makes a big difference too. Makes everything feel more electrified/tingly/almost painful (if that makes any sense.)
 

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So am I the only one then that actually has trouble making one happen in the first place? Once it actually happens, it's like you're all describing, but sheesh the trouble I have to go through to get there! I think everything is in a different place! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><br>
And speaking of trouble, can he just give me some semen in a turkey baster??!!
 

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I got to the point where having contractions meant I O'd <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We did it all the way up until the night before, with both kids. Ina May Gaskin even recommends having sex during labor if labor is sluggish! They were never big contractions though, more of the braxton hicks variety.
 

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And speaking of trouble, can he just give me some semen in a turkey baster??!!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Um yeah, partnering is too much trouble for me, sign me up for the turkey baster semen.<br><br>
I actually first knew i was pregnant this time around because I started to have what I think of as "pregnancy orgasms" they just feel different, but I also get something similar to what was described in the OP only I like it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had pretty much the same experience, but for at least the last two months of pregnancy, and I went 44 and 43 weeks with my first two, so if it brought on labour, it did so very, very gradually.
 

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I had that crampy feeling every time, starting at 8 weeks. Baby was born at 40w2d, so I don't think it means a thing, sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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