Trying to get pregnant? Make sure you know the bottom line on baby-making—what you don't understand can affect your bub-to-be's health.
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You might be referring to a recent report that intercourse hastens labor in full-term pregnancies and reduces the need for inductions. But another study, published just weeks earlier, showed completely opposite findings. "As these studies demonstrate, we still aren't sure if intercourse triggers labor," says Sean S. Daneshmand, M.D., clinic director of maternal-fetal medicine at the San Diego Perinatal Center at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women, who wasn't involved in either study.
There are lots of things happening to your body during pregnancy that you might find embarrassing--especially when it comes time to have sex. But doing the baby dance is how you got pregnant in the first place, so there's nothing to be ashamed of. Here, some experts answer a few of the questions you might feel awkward asking your own doctor.