A 39-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about being induced with gel then pitocin (oxytocin)?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical Ripening: The purpose of the gel is to prepare the cervix to dilate. It makes the cervix softer and sometimes causes slight dilation. The pitocin (oxytocin) gives you the contractions of real labor. This combination is a good way to induce labor if your body is ready or there is a medical need for induction. Best wishes!
Answered on Nov 11, 2015

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