Sex to induce labor

OBGYN Anthony Chin, MD, shares advice on how sex can help to induce labor depending on how many weeks pregnant you are
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In the male ejaculate, there are certain substances called prostaglandins which can cause contractions to occur. However, having sex during pregnancy rarely results in labor unless the patient is really ready to go into labor. So if you are 32 weeks pregnant and you have sex, it may cause you have some contractions, but it won't cause you to go into pre-term labor. However, if you are 41 weeks, you are dilated on your own, and have a few contractions; having sex will kind of push you over the edge a little and may initiate labor.

OBGYN Anthony Chin, MD, shares advice on how sex can help to induce labor depending on how many weeks pregnant you are

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Anthony Chin, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Anthony Chin was born in Hollywood, CA and raised in Santa Monica, CA.  He was educated at UCLA and graduated with a BS in Molecular Biology.  Dr. Chin attended medical school at UCLA and finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and published in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Chin is the  recipient of several research, patient satisfaction and teaching awards, and continues to be involved with the teaching of medical students and resident physicians.  He is happily married and has a three month old daughter named Alaia Rose. 

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