ways to induce labor at 36 weeks

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Dr. Megan Bird answered:

What are some ways to induce labor?

Lots of ways

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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.
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Are there natural ways to induce labor?

Sometimes

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You can try nipple stimulation but check with your doctor first.
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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.
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Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

Babies come when

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they are ready. Doctors can induce labor when there is a medical indication.
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once considered full term in pregnancy, can i try to make myself go info labor? like natural ways. i.e the over the counter tea that is said to help induce labor

There are ways

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I've seen the ads for the OTC, too. It's not clear what the ingredients are or if they've been studied. However, several physical methods exist to naturally stimulate prostaglandin release at term. Intercourse, orgasm, and nipple stimulation can all help in inducing labor. Your doctor can "strip your membranes" (stretch your cervix) in the office. Enemas and lots of other remedies are useless.
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Is it safe to use Golden Seal to induce labor at 37 weeks or later?

No.

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Golden seal does not induce labor. And it is not safe to induce labor at 37 weeks without a medical indication.
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is it safe to use golden seal to induce labor at 38 wks?

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Golden seal does not induce labor. And it is not safe to induce labor at 38 weeks without a medical indication.
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is it safe to drink castor oil at 36 weeks pregnant to induce labor?

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Castor oil is neither safe nor effective for inducing labor.
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How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

Too early

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At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug.
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Will taking milk of magnesia when 37 weeks pregnant induce labor?

No

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All you will do is get diarrhea. Not so fun. I wouldnt do it unless you are constipated. But let your OB know first.
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