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So as I understand it, the uterus is a muscle, and like all muscles, prepares for its great job of labor by braxton hicks and the more it contracts, the stronger it is.<br><br>
So, would a woman who has a daily orgasm or so (lucky gal) be, in essence, better prepared for childbirth?
 

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I have no idea, but I guess better for some of us that get our big "O" everyday.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I guess this would be a good way to try to make SO give some up everyday.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I was thinking about this last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
I have no clue why... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="whistle"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I think you are onto something. I think its why many women are hornier during pregnancy, mother nature is working her magic.<br><br>
You certainly don't need any activity with an SO to have an orgasm every day either! That would be quite inconveinant if I had to wait around for dh to help me out.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So as I understand it, the uterus is a muscle, and like all muscles, prepares for its great job of labor by braxton hicks and the more it contracts, the stronger it is.<br><br>
So, would a woman who has a daily orgasm or so (lucky gal) be, in essence, better prepared for childbirth?</div>
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I certainly hope so! I'll let y'all know ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hahahaha... I was just coming on here to post this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I always thought that pelvic rocking exercises seemed like they'd be best done with a partner, too! I know we're all laughing, but there needs to be a study about this.
 

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This could explain a few things <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I had 2 children with my XH - my first was your average 12 hour labor, not bad at all for a first but we were young and hadn't been married that long and continued to have some (not a lot) of sex through the pregnancy.<br><br>
With our second I don't think we had sex more than a couple of times throughout the pregnancy and it was a long hard 22 hour labor.<br><br>
Fast forward to DH#2 - LOTS of sex LOTS of orgasms and two quick deliveries. My third child was a wonderful 6 hour labor and my 4th was a SUPER fast 45 minute labor. When I was pregnant with #4 it wasn't unusual to wake up DH at 3am when I got up to pee and beg him for sex <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I think we had more sex in the 9 month pregnancy than when we were dating!<br>
I am also VERY multi-orgasmic. In one session of intercourse I will have a minimum of 10 orgasms and often times 20 so my uterus should be in tip top shape <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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Els, I def think you are onto something! In fact, my OB (from last pg) told me the best thing to do to naturally unduce labor is to have lots of sex w/orgasm. The hormones supposedly help prepare the uterus for labor.<br><br>
But I take issue with your assertion that a woman is "lucky" if she has a daily orgasm. We should be taking these matters into our own hands (uh.... no pun intended <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) and making sure we get the daily orgasms we rightfully deserve! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> And FWIW, I prefer giving myself an orgasm to having sex at this point. I'm 37 weeks along, and I just don't have the energy to put into sex w/DH (poor guy). Besides, I seem to want it early-afternoon and he's not home at that time. By the time he's home, dinner's done, kids are in bed..... I'm pooped! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"> But it's only a matter of time before I start using and abusing him in order to get labor going. Somehow, I don't think he'll be complaining. :nana:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am also VERY multi-orgasmic. In one session of intercourse I will have a minimum of 10 orgasms and often times 20 so my uterus should be in tip top shape <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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Well now you're just gloating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Meg--you are absolutely right, and lucky schmucky!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Kerikadi--rock on, multiorgasmic mama! Took me some work but I'm right there with ya. Lots of solo tantra practice. And yay for you gettin' a perfect match for yourself (DH)! It is inspiring.<br><br>
Provocativa--I teach bellydance and one thing about it (mucho pelvic rocking there) is that historically, they were exercises to prepare a woman for childbirth! how bout that.
 

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You certainly don't need any activity with an SO to have an orgasm every day either! That would be quite inconveinant if I had to wait around for dh to help me out.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"></div>
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I *so* agree <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I couldn't wait for dh everytime I wanted an orgasm... I'd be one crabby mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I agree, I heard the best preparation for childbirth is lots of sex.</div>
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Totally makes sense <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When I was pregnant with #4 it wasn't unusual to wake up DH at 3am when I got up to pee and beg him for sex <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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I've tried that with my dh and it just doesn't work, he's a pretty sound sleeper so I had to get creative <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Anymore I just begin foreplay while he's sleeping and that usually gets his, um..attention<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> works (almost) everytime <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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This reminds me that I need some new erotica before I get pregnant again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> You can only read those stories so many times before you just start skimming <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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Okay, so check this out...<br><br>
Last night, DH and I were working together on my uterine fitness <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and after I had an orgasm, I got the strangest surge-like feeling up my spine, through my neck and then a strong throbbing in the back of my head. It only lasted about 30 seconds, but it was pretty intense and uncomfortable. I can't figure out if it was the orgasm itself, or maybe the way I was contracting my back muscles that caused it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Anyone else ever feel something like this? (BTW, I'm ~37 weeks along.)<br><br>
I guess this is slightly off topic, but not as off topic as it would be any where else, so I figured I would ask here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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Wow, interesting! My first hunch is that it was your kundalini energy which circulates from your uterus up your spine and then ideally down the front of you (for this they say ya gotta put your tongue to the roof of your mouth to give it a channel) back to your uterus, and round n round you go!<br><br>
If it was intense and uncomfortable, bearing with my theory, it'd mean that it got lodged up there in your head and had nowhere to go.
 

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I've been having a "nearly daily" O since about week 22 (or so) both on my own and with my DH. I think it is good for uterine toning... but then again, I'm also a bellydancer, so I have fairly good uterine/ pelvic floor muscle tone. So... we shall see what we shall see.<br><br>
What interests me, tho is this: do women who are having a lot of orgasms and getting it on regularly in the last trimester more likely to go into labor closer to their due dates? My family has a history of "late" babies, especially first babies and I've been assuming I'll be the same way. But a couple of nights I was thinking about it, and I don't think my mom or my sister were as active with their partners (or alone) as I am. So... maybe I shouldn't be expecting a June baby!<br><br>
Again, it's all pure spectulation. But it's fun to speculate, isn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
mamameg, I'd also think that might have been Kundalini energy -- or else you tworked your back. Kundalini should (*should*) leave you feeling really good and high, unless there are major blackages (and energy isn't really blocked by bones, but by other energy). I think if I were you I'd do some more uterine fittness to figure it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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