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Tips to help start labour naturally

Encourage labour to start with sex and curry? Being overdue doesn't sound so bad...

Posted: 14 October 2010
by Kimberley Smith

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Sex

It might be the last thing you feel like doing, but sex can help to get labour going in a couple of ways once your baby is at full term and you're ready for labour. Male sperm contains prostaglandin, the hormone that is naturally produced by the uterus lining to ripen the cervix and stimulate the uterus to contract. You don't need to have full sex to produce an effect, massage and masturbation (for the woman!) can also help because female orgasm releases oxytocin, another hormone that stimulates contractions.

In normal circumstances it's fine to have sex in the final stages of pregnancy, however, if you're suffering from certain pregnancy-related health conditions your doctor may advise abstinence. Once your waters have broken then you shouldn't have intercourse, as your baby is no longer protected from infection by the bag of waters.

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keep these tips for use in the future also share wid munira bhabi if you can .

Posted: 05/01/2012 at 23:14

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