A senior midwifery officer at the Tema Health Centre, Mrs. Ruby Naa Ago Larbi Mensah Ansah-Tagoe, has revealed that sex during pregnancy tends to hasten labour because the human semen contains prostaglandin.
Upon answering the question concerning the encouragement of intimacy during pregnancy, she said, “we encourage sex during pregnancy only after the doctor has confirmed that there’s nothing wrong with your cervix, both internal and external”.
“When you’re pregnant, nothing has changed about you except that you’re pregnant. You can have your normal sex routine, maybe three times a week without any problems, especially from 7 months going should be the time when pregnant women are encouraged to have more sex because the semen has prostaglandin in it.”
The midwife made this assertion on GTV’s breakfast show on Tuesday, September 6.
She explained that the prostaglandin softens the uterus, which helps the pregnant woman to easily deliver when she’s in labour.