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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Any ideas to induce labor besides sex?

Any ideas to induce labor besides sex?

Labor: How about waiting for it to start naturally. If you are really impatient have your OB doctor decide if its okay to have a medical induction done. ...Read more

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Does nipple stimulation or sex help induce labor? (im 39weeks 5days, babys head is engaged)

Does nipple stimulation or sex help induce labor?  (im 39weeks 5days, babys head is engaged)

Oh, yes!: Nipple stimulation can cause an increase in uterine contractions as well as orgasm. By the way, it won't harm the baby at all and may provide an 'express trip down the elevator chute'. ...Read more

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Sex in ninth month of pregnancy to induce labor in the preferable date. Is it a good idea?

Sex in ninth month of pregnancy to induce labor in the preferable date. Is it a good idea?

May not work!: Oh, how many things we try to induce labor! sex, of course; eating eggplant; "stripping the membranes, " and on. My personal opinion is that labor starts when it starts. Even women with "favorable" cervices (thinned and dilated) may not go into labor in the presence of pitocin! naturally, if there's medical urgency to get a baby delivered, there are other tricks that can work. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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If I have aniexty attacks while ptegant can the doctor induce my labor at34weeks or more?

If I have aniexty attacks while ptegant can the doctor induce my labor at34weeks or more?

Depends on severity: Taking care of patients is always a risks vs. Benefits assessment. So, the question's are: how harmful to the mother and to the baby are the mother's anxiety attacks, how harmful is the treatment for the attacks, what potential bad things can happen to the mother and to the baby if an attempt to deliver before term is tried. In general, we want a baby to deliver naturally. ...Read more

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I am 40 week pregnant, is it true that sex can help to induce labor naturally?

I am 40 week pregnant, is it true that sex can help to induce labor naturally?

Prostaglandins in: Semen can cause contractions. Nipple stimulation releases oxytocin and can make u contract as well. It should be happenning soon. Good luck. Remember, if ur doctor recommends a medical induction consider it. At 42 weeks the risk of perinatal mortality doubles. There is some point at which it's riskier to not get delivered, likely around 41 weeks, and it's not like the baby is getting smaller. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?

39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?

Induction: avoid eating after midnight the evening before, be on time, and get some sleep. One of the big reasons labors fail is that the patient is too tired from being up all day and night to push effectively. Bring something comfortable to wear after the baby. If you get an epidural, kick everyone out of the room for a couple hours and sleep. ...Read more

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Can a hot shower help induce labor?

Can a hot shower help induce labor?

Soemtimes: Although other times a warm shower can make strong contractions go away. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90%  thinned out?

Babies come when: They are ready. Doctors can induce labor when there is a medical indication. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to induce labor that are safe and medically proven?

Hospital: Labor can be induced at the hospital with Oxytocin or a few different Prostaglandin medications. There are no proven ways to induce labor on your own. Increasing activity levels such as walking can be helpful. Intercourse is sometimes thought to soften the cervix. ...Read more

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Does ginger tea help induce labor?

Does ginger tea help induce labor?

No evidence: There is no evidence proving that ginger tea will be an effective form of labor induction. It may not be harmful though, so you are welcome to continue trying it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take borage oil pills to induce labor?

I wouldnt: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date. I wouldnt take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, . ...Read more

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Does chamomile tea induce labor?

Does chamomile tea induce labor?

Doubtful, BUT: Consuming large quantities of chamomile alcohol extract might induce labor, so it's not recommended in pregnancy. Chamomile tea is much, much weaker and is not likely to induce labor. However, some have connected premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus with maternal chamomile tea drinking: http://tinyurl.Com/lde4mfr safer teas include lemon balm, peppermint, raspberry leaf, etc. ...Read more

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39 weeks & 3 days pregnant my dr wants to induce labor.. R there any risk for me or baby?

39 weeks & 3 days pregnant my dr wants to induce labor.. R there any risk for me or baby?

There are the: Usual risks assocaited with childbirth. It is safer than anytime in history to deliver a baby. The decision to induce can be declined but i wouldnt wait too long. Consider that the baby is just getting bigger, on average about 1/2 pound per week. At 39 weeks the baby is not at increased risk from prematurity. Good luck, try not to worry too much. ...Read more

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Can rubbing castor oil on your belly induce labor?

Castor oil: Probably not. Castor oil as a base used in injectables has been shown to cause contractions. The oral use of castor oil has been said to cause contractions, but not proven to do so. But the oil is probably not absorbed in any significant amount thru the skin. DrG ...Read more

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Can a doctor induce labor at 33 weeks because of really bad back pains?

Can a doctor induce labor at 33 weeks because of really bad back pains?

No!: It would be totally inappropriate and selfish to induce labor early, with the potential difficulties of the baby not yet being fully developed and ready for birth, just to make your back pains better. Sorry, but you should be maximizing your baby's growth, maturity, and birth health. I'm sorry your back is giving you trouble; discuss with your OB and see if there are some things to help you! but no induce! ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Labor Induction (Definition)

Induction of labor to deliver the baby sooner may be considered when there are maternal or fetal indications that continuing the ...Read more