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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


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

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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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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What are the best ways to induce labor naturally?

Lots of advice: There are numerous old- wives tales on this subject. The bottom line is ... When the baby is ready they will be born. ...Read more

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Are there safe ways to naturally induce labor?

Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contractions to start. All methods have risks, and "natural" methods can be just as risky as medication unless you are being monitored by your physician. If you are concerned and you need induction, talk to your doctor about what your options are. ...Read more

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How can I naturally induce labor?

How can I naturally induce labor?

Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature! ...Read more

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I'm 3cm dilated and 80-90% effaced. I have been for 3 days now. Is it okay to try and naturally induce labor?

I'm 3cm dilated and 80-90% effaced. I have been for 3 days now. Is it okay to try and naturally induce labor?

At this stage: of your pregnancy you should be in CLOSE contact with your OB Provider and this forum is not a place for the advice you are requesting (my opinion only) Speak with your OB . and Good luck and Congratulations! ...Read more

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How can you naturally induce labor before needing pitocin?

Labor: Stripping membranes or rupturing membranes are two ways. ...Read more

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39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?

39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?

Can walk may help: But if she were my pt i would offer her induction as a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks if she were my pt i would rec cervadil to ripen cervix in the evening in the labor room, then start Pitocin in am I have induced unripe cervix many times at 40 weeks and the induction works 99% of time and have prevented many more chance for prob after 40wks. ...Read more

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What are some ways to induce labor?

Lots of ways: Pitocin is a medication that mimics a hormone in your body to start contractions. Cervidil and Cytotec are prostaglandins that soften the cervix and may start some contractions that are used when your cervix is less open. Some doctors use a catheter that manually opens the cervix a little as well. It depends on why you are being induced and how your cervix is to start. ...Read more

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