An amazing policy of St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol, England, UK allows its patients to have sex in hospital wards.
Such a discovery was made by a cleaner of the hospital who spotted a heavily pregnant woman having sex with her partner in a hospital ward.
After reporting the act to a hospital management, she was told that there are no rules against couples copulating in hospital rooms, as long as they are not disturbing other patients.
What is even more surprising is that the hospital asks their patients to put a ‘do not disturb’ sign on their door if they want privacy. The woman was thought to have been trying to induce labour.
Hospital’s spokesperson said, “Staff work hard to ensure privacy and dignity is maintained for all patients. Thankfully, we have not received any complaints or concerns in regard to this matter.”
There is a widespread belief that sex during the later stages of pregnancy can jump-start labour. Scientists have also proposed plausible biological explanations for why it might help.
For one, semen contains a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin, which is used in synthetic form to induce labor. Breast stimulation is also thought to hasten labor and orgasm can trigger uterine contractions.