Can sex during the last weeks of pregnancy speed up labor?

Q: Can sex during the last weeks of pregnancy speed up labor?

A: Yes and no. If you're a few weeks away from your due date, sex won't do much to induce labor. On the other hand, having intercourse when you're overdue can speed things along because prostaglandins, hormone-like substances in semen, help soften and ripen your cervix to get it ready for delivery. --Julie Taylor

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