You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Robert Fisk. One American study reported that half of women who reach their due dates attempt to initiate labour through a variety of non-medical techniques. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium.
A US study confirmed these results and also found no significant cervical changes for women who were sexually active at term compared with those who were not, disputing the cervical ripening hypothesis. There is a proliferation of DIY methods to induce labour that can be found online, and one of the most common recommendations is to have sex.
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But the rates of induced labor were similar in both groups: 22 percent of those advised to have sex and But few studies have ever investigated whether sex really can initiate labor, and the small amount of existing evidence was inconclusive, Tan and his colleagues write in the obstetrics and gynecology journal BJOG.
There are reasons why some women may avoid sex at term, not the least of which is the necessary gymnastic skill.