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Fast ways to induce labor on your own

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several: You can use prostaglandins like cervidil. You can use pitocin (oxytocin). You can use extra-amniotic saline infusion.
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Lots of ways: Pitocin (oxytocin) is a medication that mimics a hormone in your body to start contractions. Cervidil and Cytotec are prostaglandins that soften the c... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Nipple stimulation is one way. It can cause powerful contractions so it is not something you should do without talking to your doctor.
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Sometimes: You can try nipple stimulation but check with your doctor first.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rosenfield
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hospital: Labor can be induced at the hospital with Oxytocin or a few different Prostaglandin medications. There are no proven ways to induce labor on your own.... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sunil Hari
Pain Management 13 years experience
Are you in labor?: Couple things: has your water broken? how many weeks along are you? If you're at term, and your water has broken, you might already be in active labor... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Nature Decides: If you are not more than 41 weeks, let your body decide the safe time to have a baby. Keep doing Kick counts. That is safest method.
A female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contrac... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Babies come when: They are ready. Doctors can induce labor when there is a medical indication.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dermatology 27 years experience
Beware of all the remedies,”magic” foods,exercises & even herbal washes that you will find if you’re looking into it.Most of them cause diarrhea a... Read More

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