They find that sex is the last thing on their mind while in labour. Plus, women who had trouble having an orgasm prior to pregnancy may now find they no longer do. If you do consider it, here are some alleged benefits: Fortunately I never had to deal with this problem. The prostaglandins are supposed to help dilate me! In the hospital, many women are given prostaglandin inserts which contain relaxin. There are women, however, who simply proceed with their plans for an unassisted birth, either enlisting the help of family and friends, or giving birth alone. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 6: Or, you may not have time to go for it when baby is on the way! Once your waters break , having sex may increase the risk of infection. But that was all the time they needed to have sex in the delivery room. Although vegging out in front of the TV is looking pretty good, having sex can do wonders for your health, your pregnancy and your relationship. Unless the pregnancy is considered high-risk, sex is a-ok because the baby is protected in the womb by the amniotic sac. Relaxin is a hormone found in the seminal fluid of mammals men included. So unbelievable was the scene they had just witnessed that one of the husbands had even snapped a picture of the window reflection with his cell phone, leaving no shadow of a doubt. The two other women in the triage room and their husbands, separated by a few thin curtains, watched as the couple formulated a plan.