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Dilation

Hi. Ftm, and I am 38 weeks today and my cervix has not started to dilate at all last time I went for a check(Tues.)! I can't say that I exercise much, but I did start today. I walked for a little while and it was so tiring(I'm really out of shape)!
I lay all day, and stay in the house, the Sunny weather of Florida is not kind to me... Anyways...  I am looking for answers about having sex to induce labor; I am in no rush to have my baby boy, as he will come when he's ready, but I want to assure that I won't be in labor for a bunch of hours! Will protected sex have the same benefits as unprotected with ejaculation ? The DR. told me that I should have lots of sex, and that baby's dad's sperm will help me dilate... Is sperm the help or will sex in general help it along?
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I think that the sperm softens the cervix , which helps you dilate
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The sperm helps soften your cervix and an orgasm causes your uterus to have contractions. I actually went into labor at 42 weeks with my second baby right after having sex.
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I'm also 38 weeks and 5 days. I am not dilating either. my dr suggested the same with sex, said the ejaculation is very important so with that being said I don't believe unprotected sex will work the same. I read cinnamon tea will help induce labor but you said you aren't trying to induce it just make sure you aren't in labor for ever.
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I was 38 weeks and 5 days and me and my husband didn't have sec for a week and one night a sex and started having contractions that night and had her the next day. So personally I think sex helps bring the baby along.
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