Congratulations on your pregnancy! The next several months will be a time of growth literally and figuratively , wonder and change. Speaking of which Hopefully, you've committed to a smoke-free, alcohol-free pregnancy both for your own health and that of your baby. And, hopefully, you've talked to your health care professional about diet and exercise, your work routine and any signs or symptoms that might spark worry.
Sex During Pregnancy: 4 Things to Know About the Third Trimester
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The third trimester of pregnancy is the home stretch — a time of swollen feet, heightened anticipation, strange cravings, emotional highs and lows , and, often, significant stress. Parents are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their child and hoping that the delivery will go smoothly. Dozens of questions are likely racing through your mind: Is the nursery ready? Is my wife comfortable? Is our hospital go-plan ready? Am I ready? Is third-trimester sex even safe?
Can Pregnancy Sex Speed Up Labor?
But can sex induce labor in full-term women? And are there risks for having sex in the last few weeks of pregnancy? While studies on the topic are still limited, sexy time could be your ticket to labor and delivery. Sex might seem the obvious solution to speeding along labor: Contractions of the uterus are part and parcel of having an orgasm, and they can be quite powerful and last up to half an hour.
Is having sex to induce labor in your third trimester really possible? We spoke with an expert to find out. It turns out that this natural way to induce labor may not necessarily be true. On the other hand, some experts believe that having intercourse when you're overdue 40 weeks and beyond can put you on the fast track to labor. In fact, prostaglandins are also used in medical inductions.