Let"s (not) Get It On: Having sex WON"T jump-start labour, couples told

Let's (not) Get It On: Having sex WON'T jump-start labour, couples toldNo differences found in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who abstainedHowever, study did confirm sex is usually safe late on in pregnancy<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:19 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>Pregnant women who are keen to jump-start their contractions have long relied on traditional remedies from eating hot curries to having sex.</p><p>But now scientists have some disappointing news for couples – making love doesn't bring on labour.</p><p>A study from the University of Malaya in Malaysia found no differences in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who abstained.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236760-16295900000005DC-891_468x309.jpg" width="468" height="309" alt="Waiting: In one Friends episode Ross and Rachel decide to have sex to try and jump-start labour" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Waiting: In one Friends episode Ross and Rachel decide to have sex to try and jump-start labour.

Average age of woman having first child continues to rise due to "spending more time in education"

Average age of woman having first child continues to rise due to 'spending more time in education' Finishing full-time education and training at an older average age is the main reason why people are having their first child later in lifeResearchers from the University of Southampton looked at women in Britain and France | UPDATED: 12:20 GMT, 10 September 2012 Women are having children later in life because they are spending longer in education, according to research.