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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Evening Primrose: Proponents of natural birth methods and many midwives swear by using evening primrose oil to help ripen the cervix. Evening primrose oil contains pros ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Limited safe options: Two ounces of castor oil (you can cut the taste with orange juice) is safe and has been used by midwives in particular for decades at least. How well ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
8 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May take a while: If your cervix is not dilated, be prepared for a long induction. Sometimes it happens quickly, but usually not, especially if this is your first child ... 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Squatting may help when u labor or when u push but it won't induce labor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: The definition of braxton hicks contractions are false contractions but do not cause your cervix to dilate. If your cervix is dilating, they are real ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: Irritable bowel syndrome can be associated with chronic stress, depression, dehydration and inflammation, all of which can cause preterm contractions ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
27 years experience in Urogynecology
Probably not but: If you are close to your delivery date, you should concentrate on keeping comfortable and not over-do excercises. If you find the you are sore from ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
OMM: Osteopathic manipulation, particularly at the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine, can be very effective in inducing labor when carefully applie ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Cervical change: Braxton-Hicks contractions are real contractions, but are not putting you into labor, as evidenced by changing your cervix. Keep well hydrated, and t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Effective 4 some : Nipple stimulation can be effective for some. It triggers a release of a hormone called oxytocin from the brain. Always get clearance from your doctor ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Orgasm may cause some uterine contractions, but is not associated with causing labor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, but it helps: Walking doesn't induce labor but it might help in bringing the fetus down and help stretch the cervix a bit.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Celia Dominguez
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Wait natural labor : await natural labor. If your water bags breaks too early risk of infection increases
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Being Pregnant: Nope. Not at all.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Many people say so: I'm sure you will get more replies, but: this is certainly what i heard and so did my daughter. It's a natural way to prompt the natural process. I h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It can happen and it as a feared complication as the baby starting that second becomes hypoxic. It is almost impossible to do a stat cesarean in less ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: There was literature ~10 -15 years ago suggesting an association with premature labor but not miscarriage. Newer data would indicate not a preterm lab ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Jones
34 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
High risk of PTL: Short cervix can increase the risk of preterm labor and delivery. There is treatment that can decrease the risk. Discuss the management of preterm de ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras answered
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: There is a theory that since there are prostaglandins in semen, and since certain prostaglandins can induce labor, that having sex can either chemical ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timing is everything: If the frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions with a timed shortened interval, then that is actual labor when it gets down to 5 to 7 minutes whereupo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Fetal movement will not cause the cervix to dilate. Contractions are what you need to worry about. Good luck!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Progesterone: I assume you are talking about ripening cervix prior in labor. If so, Progesterone is not commonly used for this purpose. Instead, prostoglandins such ... Read More

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