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Does Acupuncture Work Induce Labor
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
No evidence: Karo corn syrup has never been studied as an agent to induce labor and likely never will. I would not recommend attempting labor induction at home without consultation with your provider. Karo syrup will likely just cause elevated blood sugars and i would avoid it, in pregnancy...And in life, really. ...Read more
Many people say so: I'm sure you will get more replies, but: this is certainly what i heard and so did my daughter. It's a natural way to prompt the natural process. I have no idea that it would overcome problems that might require intervention. Talk with your midwife, doula or obgyn for your specific situation. Best wishes! ...Read more
Probably not: First, PLEASE do NOT try to induce labor if it is not yet your due date. When your baby is ready it will start the process. But if you're past your due date and uncomfortable various folk remedies may help. Manzanilla tea may help during labor but is not known to start it. See http://www.natural-pregnancy-midwife.com/ways-to-induce-labor.html & http://tinyurl.com/q6q3n2x for other ideas Good luck! ...Read more
TCM: Ginger root has been used in traditional chinese medicine to induce menstruation that is delayed. It has also been used in the treatment of excessively heavy periods. Recommend that you consult with an alternative medicine physician if considering use of high dose ginger to induce period. I always advise patients to also discuss use of herbals with their primary medical provider. ...Read more
Ergometrime n oxytocine used together for postpasturm bleeding. But oxytocin causes vasodilation while erg. Cause vasoconstrict?So how they work?
Muscle contraction: The uterus is a remarkable organ. After stretching to an incredible size (from normal), it then contractss or tightens upon itself to close the large blood vessels developed during pregnancy to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin stimulates and enhances this contractile activity ergotamine also causes uterine contractions as well as blood vessel constriction, reducing bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive - yes: Excessive exercise and stress are known to induce amenorrhea via a mechanism involving the brain and the pituitary gland within it. This is particularly a problem in teenage girls who take part in competitive sports or long distance running (or have eating disorders), where such can lead to loss of bone mineral density due to relative estrogen deficiency, and even fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more
This is a myth: There is a lot of misinformation about Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) out there. These are injectable blood thinners that can be helpful for women with recurrent miscarriage due to anti phospholipid syndrome - a type of lupus. It is currently not recommended for infertility or for recurrent miscarriage unless you have anti phospholipid syndrome. This is a new acog recommendation just this year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labor of love: What, you in a hurry?I guess if you're not pregnant yet, walking on the beach at night with your luvvy might get things going.If you are pregnant, how far along?Walking won't speed up the process unless you plan to do a night of windsprints and bring on some pain.But at any stage, barring any problems,light to moderate activity should be good for you and not bring anything on except a fitter you!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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