Season 8, Episode 22
The One Where Rachel is Late

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Aired: Thursday, May 9, 2002

Rating: 15.1/25


Written by Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Directed by Gary Halvorson

Guest starring
June Gable as Estelle
Amanda Carlin as Dr. Long

The May 24th issue of Entertainment Weekly answers the Burning Question: Is using sex to induce labor good advice, or just a sneaky way to sex up a sitcom? Hanky-panky doesn't just cause pregnancy. Semen contains hormones that make the uterus contract, possibly bringing on the blessed event, says Dr. Jacques Moritz, an OB-GYN at New York's St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. "It's not 100 percent effective," she notes. Drinking castor oil has a similar effect, explains the doc, but "It's definitely less fun than sex." And not exactly a prime-time draw. -Jennifer Armstrong

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