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Any docs familiar with the cervix softening gel prepidil? what can you tell me about it?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Ripens the cervix...: Prostaglandins are natural body substances that are involved in the softening and dilation of the cervix in preparation for birth. Prepidil is Prostaglandin E2. It can be used help make the cervix ready for labor as part of the induction of labor. It is placed in the vagina in the hospital while the baby is monitored. It can cause contractions or less commonly, labor. Its very effective.

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Last updated Dec 27, 2015

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