Does Post-Vasectomy semen still have prostaglandins?
Okay, here's the dealio.
I've got pre-eclampsia, scheduled for a c/s on July 27 if not before then...
I'm not really wanting to induce labor with herbs or anything, but I'm not opposed to sex (just nothing really active since I'm on bedrest, hehe)....
but my dh has had a vasectomy, so is there any benefit to sex? I mean, isn't the sperm what has the goodies in it?
Let me know, cause I'm not about to go have sex for no reason ;) Gimme 2 months and we'll be ready for enjoyable sex again :love
ETA: Please don't flame me for wanting to activate labor. I'm NOT an advocate of inducing labor and this is NOT my ideal situation. If I weren't a ticking pre-eclamptic time bomb, I wouldn't dream of doing anything other than sipping my RRL tea and taking EPO.
Well I don't know for sure, but the name "prostaglandins" makes it sound like it comes from the prostrate not the testicles. But that's just a guess.
I did a little detective work in my anatomy book and as best as I can figure out, it appears that it'd be worth a try. The prostaglandins are found in the fluid secreted by the seminal vesicles "convoluted pouchlike structures, about 5 cm (2 in.) in length, lying posterior to (behind) and at the base of the urinary bladder in front of the rectum". When they do a vasectomy they snip the ductus (vas) deferens which is the tube through which sperm from the testes travel to the urethra and outside. So it appears that the prostaglandins aren't interfered with and are still part of the ejaculation fluid even if the spermies are MIA.
Therefore, my dear, enjoy some therapeutic sex ;) . And while I can't find references, I seem to recall that orgasm produces oxytocin which is one of the chemicals that helps get labor in gear.
Have fun :thumb
Sending you lots of labor vibes.........
But thank you for the research ;)
I will have to go put my fake sexy face on and try to woo him into some :love
Eww. I can't stand pregnant sex.
Heeeeeere Katie Katie Katie! C'mout little baby! ;)
And, kimberly, here's to taking one for the team, lol! :LOL hope it's worth it for somebody!
Sorry to be the bearer of pregnant sex news :)
Just one more momma sacrifice ;)
You can do it, you can do it, you can do it :banana , :banana , :banana
Well, I was all ready to go for it tonight, and my water just broke!!!
So no need for sex!! Hehe!
Now I just need some contractions!!
If not, I'll go to my regular ob appt tomorrow and mention casually that either I'm a big big pee-er or my water broke ;) I am so stunned!!!!
Whoa! Kimberly, good luck! I hope those contractions start right up!!!