Now she says Lance is very supportive and it has never felt like Elodie isn't his daughter'He gave me and Elodie some room to get settled after the birth but when he started staying over again he was amazing, he'd even get up to see to her during the night. Lance, Sarah and Elodie, above dancing on the vintage-themed wedding day, are a strong family unit according to Sarah, who says the situation is complicated but her friends and family are happy for her Lance said: 'I had no doubts about Sarah being pregnant.
The hairdressing and beauty student was due to give birth in only two months when she set up a first date with Lance Conners, a 27-year-old shop assistant, who she is pictured with here alongside daughter Elodie Sarah was up front about being heavily pregnant on her dating profile even though Lance seemed shocked on their first date.
He is best known in medical circles for being the author of the first articles about the importance of the initiation of breastfeeding during the hour following birth, believes men should be somewhere with a cigar far from the delivery room during childbirth, and is a reliably contrary voice when it comes to medical orthodoxy.
He told me that while it has not been scientifically demonstrated that orgasm – as opposed to sex - can trigger childbirth, it is theoretically ‘certain’ that the female orgasm releases oxytocin (a hormone that is involved in triggering labour) and sperm contains prostoglandins (which are also believed to be instrumental in inducing labour), so female orgasm “might be a risk factor for premature birth.” That was enough for me.
Many tribal societies prohibited sex during pregnancy (although in Medieval times, some sex manuals did apparently contain guides on the ‘safer’ positions, allowing that while having sex when pregnant wasn’t ideal, it was important for wives to continue to offer sex to try and stop their menfolk from cheating).
We carried on having sex more or less as normal (just with a minimum of thrusting).