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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Women have been looking for ways to induce labor for centuries. By "term" 40 weeks of pregnancy, most women are quite ready to go into labor, but th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Szekely
43 years experience in General Practice
Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle n ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No evidence: Karo corn syrup has never been studied as an agent to induce labor and likely never will. I would not recommend attempting labor induction at home wit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cause labor to start: Medications are administered to the mother orally, intravenously, or vaginally that cause hormone changes in the uterus. These medications enable to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
39 weeks: Labor can be induced at anytime. Sometimes we even induce prematurely if the mom or baby are in danger. There are risks of prematurity though. These r ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Let your Body decide: Your Body and your baby knows best when to make an entry into our beautiful world. Only if you have some medical conditions or are more then 41 weeks ... Read More

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