Updated: August 26, 2011

We know you're eager to see your baby's face (and you're probably feeling a bit uncomfortable), but no amount of lovemaking is going to speed things along.A newstudy from Ohio State UniversityCollege of Medicinefound that women whowere sexually active at theend of their pregnanciesdidn't have their babies anysooner than those whoabstained. So how did thisrumor get started?"Semen contains low levelsof prostaglandins, the hormonesthat induce labor,"says study author JonathanSchaffir, M.D. "Butthe small amountexchanged during intercoursedoesn't appear toinitiate labor in any way." Ofcourse, you should always askyour health-care providerabout what's healthiest for you.

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