A systematic review of 6 trials with a total of 719 participants compared unilateral breast stimulation with no intervention to induce labor in women at term.
Breast stimulation significantly reduced the number of women who hadn't gone into labor at 72 hours compared with nonintervention (62.
occurs in a small percentage of normal females around 6 months of age.
Sexual intercourse is scientifically known as a credible and reasonable method of inducing and augmenting uterine contractions, as semen has natural prostaglandin E (Tenore, 2003), breast stimulation
promotes labor onset (Kavanagh, Kell, & Thomas, 2005), and orgasm during coitus increases uterine activity (Chayen, 1986).
There could be many causes, including side-effects of medication, breast stimulation
(either during sex or occasionally from clothing), hormonal abnormalities (e.
The release of oxytocin during breast stimulation
is known to cause the uterus to contract more efficiently.
Breast Stimulation Breast stimulation
to augment labor is a traditional birthing technique used by lay midwives and birth attendants over the centuries in countries as far apart as Turkey and Indonesia.