Can Sex Cause a Pregnant Woman to Start Labor? It's a popular belief that sex late in pregnancy can make a woman go into labor. A group of scientists decided to test this wives tale. Dr. Sydney Spiesel, Day to Day's medical expert and columnist for the online magazine Slate.com, talks with Madeleine Brand.
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Can Sex Cause a Pregnant Woman to Start Labor?

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Can Sex Cause a Pregnant Woman to Start Labor?

Can Sex Cause a Pregnant Woman to Start Labor?

Can Sex Cause a Pregnant Woman to Start Labor?

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It's a popular belief that sex late in pregnancy can make a woman go into labor. A group of scientists decided to test this wives tale. Dr. Sydney Spiesel, Day to Day's medical expert and columnist for the online magazine Slate.com, talks with Madeleine Brand.