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Well, over spring break, girl child was gone, and we had extra sex (YAY), and at my subsequent appointment, my cervix was soft and I was 50 percent effaced and 1.5 cm dilated. Don't know for sure if it was the sex, but I suspect it was. The sperm is supposed to help soften the cervix, and the orgasms help trigger contractions (at least, I seem to have contractions within the 12-24 hours after orgasm).
I do believe it preps the cervix, but will only throw you into full blown labor if your body is ready. We did try sex three times in my last week of pregnancy and in that week I went from high, 0% effaced but soft at 39 weeks to 4cm, 50% effaced and uh...in labor!!! at 40 weeks. The night before we did it from behind because I googled best sex position to induce labor
We did it twice yesterday because my doctor told us to use nipple stimulation to get regular contractions, and we cant have one without the other but NOTHING. Yesterday I fast walked/jogged and also jumped off of a tree stump 4 times.
Im starting to have back spasms. Im hoping this is a sign of labor. Because tomorrow is my due date, and Im SO over this.
Im have a doctors appointement in the morning, and I think Im going to cry and beg them to break my water.