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fast ways to induce labor on your own

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several: You can use prostaglandins like cervidil. You can use pitocin (oxytocin). You can use extra-amniotic saline infusion.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Nipple stimulation is one way. It can cause powerful contractions so it is not something you should do without talking to your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rosenfield
22 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of advice: There are numerous old- wives tales on this subject. The bottom line is ... When the baby is ready they will be born.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: No. This would very a false myth.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No tmuch: There are whole bunch of urban legends out there, but none really work. Talk to your obgyn about an induction of labor. Good luck!
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Holden
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Stress and PTL: Stress-induced catecholamines are the usual culprits.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Healing hands needed: Trying to get over a traumatic event on your own may not be the right thing to do and may in ffact make things worse in the long term. Not only is thi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: As long as a full-term pregnancy is established then certain things may help to promote labor. There is a point on the inner side of the shin bone cal ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
You need less meds: may be because some of the reasons for high blood pressure like pain and anxiety (and even underlying ischemia) disappear after surgery
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Frankly: giving birth can be stressful. I don't think that stress is going to prevent a delivery.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
2 tips: 2 quick but important tips: 1 regular exercise will increase ur metabolism. 2 don't skip meals! more specifically eat frequent, small, healthy meals. ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with OB: Talk to your obstetrician about their attitude on c-sections verses your attitude. If you both agree that you'd like to avoid one, and/or the use of l ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Specializes in General Practice
Get healthy: Begin by being in best overall health possible: 1. No smoking (you or your partner) 2. Get to a normal weight (bmi ideally 22 to 27) 3. Balanced di ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Here are two great options: deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Please check on progressive muscle relaxation on-line. For bre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Will try to reassure: Every patient with ms is different, but when problems appear you need to make certain that your basic disease modifying treatment is a potent drug (l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Indeterminate: How far alomg are you. Many women get braxton hicks contractions which are not labor. Discuss with your OB.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
old fashioned way: You don't need to ingest anything special to increase your metabolic rate but it does require work on your part. Maintain a healthy food intake (resis ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Make it fun: To keep on a workout plan try to make your workouts fun( if u can), convenient ( near your home or way home from work), and try to get a ' buddy' to w ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benner
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your provider: Some women with a history of rapid labors will opt for an induction after 39 weeks. This is usually done to reduce the chance of delivery at home or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
Once : Once the water has broken, things often progress pretty quickly. Not always, though. Unfortunately, you can't do much to move things along other tha ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor : Labor causes one to do this. If this is happening to you and you are less than 37 weeks please see your doctor right away to be evaluated for preterm ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Activity like walking can help. Having sex can stimulate the hormones that induce labor, as can nipple stimulation. Overall, maintaining good sleep, a ... Read More
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