A 29-year-old female asked:
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39 weeks pregnant and doc told me today they will try a procedure called ripening the cervix before inducing me. what is the ripening cervix procedure?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inducing labor : Medications are used to try to open the undilated cervix. There are a variety of ways to do that and you'll need to ask your doctor what the plan is.
Answered on Jun 12, 2013
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