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What is induction of labor?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pitocin (oxytocin) use: Induction involves the use of a drug(pitocin) to stimulate contractions when pregnancies exceed 42 documented weeks or electively at the time of fetal maturity for other reasons, or earlier in the pregnancy such as a diabetic mother with a suspected "large baby".
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Stimulating uterus.: Several methods can be used to stimulate the uterus and kick-start labor when it is no longer safe for mother or baby to allow the pregnancy to continue.
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Last updated Jul 12, 2014
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