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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cervidil (Overview)

Cervidil is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is cervidil?

What is cervidil?

Cervidil: Is a vaginal insert approved to start and/or continue the ripening of the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near the time of delivery and in whom there is a medical reason for inducing (bringing on) labor. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
4 doctors shared insights

Cervidil (Overview)

Cervidil is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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Can you have cervidil in for 25 hours?

Can you have cervidil in for 25 hours?

Usually not: Cervidil is a medicine used to start opening the cervix in pregnant women who are being induced even though their cervix is pretty much not open. Usually we leave it in for 8 to 12 hours. ...Read more

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What is cervidil?

Cervidil: Is a vaginal insert approved to start and/or continue the ripening of the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near the time of delivery and in whom there is a medical reason for inducing (bringing on) labor. ...Read more

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Can you have cervidil in for 25 hours?

Usually not: Cervidil is a medicine used to start opening the cervix in pregnant women who are being induced even though their cervix is pretty much not open. Usually we leave it in for 8 to 12 hours. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of cervadil induction?

What is the effectiveness of cervadil induction?

Cervidil Ripening: Cervidil is not an induction agent, but it is a ripening agent, which means it is used to help prepare the cervix for labor induction -- softening and dilating. When the cervix is ripe then the provider will often rupture membranes or start pitocin (oxytocin). The effectiveness is good but dependent most upon when it is used, which is your provider's decision. ...Read more

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What is the rate of effectiveness with a Foley bulb vs cervadil or petocin?

What is the rate of effectiveness with a Foley bulb vs cervadil or petocin?

Comparable.: Mechanical cervical ripening with foley bulb is of comparable efficacy with prostaglandin cervical preparations such as cervidil/cytotec and even intravenous oxytocin infusion. Your obstetrician will decide which method is best for you, on the basis of your risk factors and initial cervical examination. Mechanical methods usually take longer to work, though. ...Read more

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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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