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Apply medication: The most common way to induce changes supporting progression of labor is to apply some chemicals that stimulate the opening of the cervix (dilatation) called prostaglandins. In addition, such things as nipple stimulation can release one's natural hormone, oxytocin, which can also stimulate labor naturally. ...Read more
Cytotec (misoprostol) for cervical ripening. What r ur thoughts? 1/4 dose every 4 hours vaginally? Nervous after reading the info on it.
Depends on doctor: Your doctor will likely have a preferred dose depending on your cervical dilation. Hospitals also have preferred dosing schedules per their protocol. Vaginal, rectal and oral routes of delivery can be used at a variety of doses depending on each individual medical issues and cervical dilation. Not sure what you are reading that made you scared. It is a commonly used medication for induction. ...Read more
What is the chances that a cervical ripening don't dilate my cervix and the baby don't drop when im at the hospital and they have to do a c-section?
Progesterone: I assume you are talking about ripening cervix prior in labor. If so, Progesterone is not commonly used for this purpose. Instead, prostoglandins such as Cytotec (misoprostol) can be used but i won' take it on my own initiative unless you are given it by your obgyn while in the hospital ready to have the baby. ...Read more
Can swallowing cum ripen the cervix or bring on labor compared to evening primrose oil? Which one works better?
See answer : Swallowing cum, no. There have been no scientific studies done that show evening primrose oil serves as a cervical ripener. All of the evidence pointing to the efficacy of evening primrose oil as a cervical dilator is anecdotal in nature. Also, no medical or scientific evidence that shows evening primrose oil to be either safe or unsafe. Best advice is to never attempt to induce labor on your own. ...Read more
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?
Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon - recommend that. ...Read more
Quite a lot: Cancer, left untreated tends to progress slowly but sometimes quite fast.... It is somewhat unpredictable. But 3 years of waiting and watching will make most cancers incurable. Yet some of them can still be managed and treatable especially cervix cancer which remains localized for a much longer period of time than most other cancers. ...Read more
Does not mean much: If patient is seen for bleeding problem and cervix is stenosed, it is difficult to do a endometrial biopsy. During a pregnancy, close to the delivery time, if cervix is closed woman probably will not go in to labor. On the other hand if cervix is more than than 3 cms dilated and effaced, will go in labor soon or can be induced easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: Its a part of your body, not a diagnosis in particular. You should ask your doctor what is the exact diagnosis. ...Read more
Just the day of: Your procedure whether it's a leep (loop electrode excisional procedure) or a cryoablation of the cervix can be done in the office. Most patients are back to work the next day or same day if they want. It's slightly longer recovery if done in the or due to the anesthetic. ...Read more
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