Sex does not induce labour: study

The old wive’s tale that getting frisky can kickstart labour has been laid to rest, after researchers turned to a randomised trial to prove sex does not induce birth.

Along with eating spicy food and going for long walks, having sex is one of a raft of folk remedies heavily pregnant women have turned to in an attempt to hurry things along.

But the trial found that women who were advised they could have sex to try and induce labour did not have their babies any earlier than those who