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What are some ways to induce labor?

What are some ways to induce labor?

Lots of ways: Pitocin (oxytocin) 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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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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What are some ways to help induce labor?

What are some ways to help induce labor?

Nature Decides: If you are not more than 41 weeks, let your body decide the safe time to have a baby. Keep doing Kick counts. That is safest method. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to induce labor?

Yes: Nipple stimulation is one way. It can cause powerful contractions so it is not something you should do without talking to your doctor. ...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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What are some natural ways to spur labor?

What are some natural ways to spur labor?

There are none: Walking causes contractions but not labor. Bumpy car rides causes back aches but not labor. You will just have to be patient and let it happen naturally. ...Read more

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What are some safe ways to induce labor at home ?

Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a signal to the mom when it is time to come out. Part of the increase in Cesarean section rate is from inductions when it is not time. ...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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What are some ways to dilate the cervix?

What are some ways to dilate the cervix?

Medications, bulbs.: Cervical ripening is generally done with mechanical means (e.g. Catheters with inflatable bulbs/balloons at their end), or with laminaria (for midtrimester pregnancy terminations), or with medications (cervidil, Cytotec (misoprostol) etc). Oxytocin infusion can also help dilate the cervix to trigger labor. ...Read more

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What are ways to induce a period?

What are ways to induce a period?

Options : The first step is determine why you are missing periods. At 47 with menopause just around the corner a missed period is not surprising. Induce periods may not be needed. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to naturally speed.Up labor?

Option - Acupuncture: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment" acupuncture has been used for this purpose for thousands of years. ...Read more

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What are some methods to quickly relax?

What are some methods to quickly relax?

Type of stress?: Some methods work better than others, depending on the circumstances. You can try taking a deep breath, then let the air out slowly, imagining you are a balloon with a hole the width of a pin, leaking air very slowly. This often helps. A person trained in emotional freedom technique (eft) can teach you an easy way to decrease feelings of stress pretty quickly. ...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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What are some natural ways to increase fertility?

What are some natural ways to increase fertility?

Increasing fertility: Increase your fertility by being more healthy: be closer to your ideal weight, take prenatal vits with dha, don't smoke or do recreational drugs, consume alcohol very moderately, eat more complex carbs and lean proteins, don't use ice in drinks(part of the traditional chinese medicine teachings), and acupuncture may help. ...Read more

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What are signs that tell them to try to stop preterm labor?

What are signs that tell them to try to stop preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Signs of preterm labor include a change in vaginal discharge, spotting or light bleeding, and presence of uterine contractions. Uterine contractions can be felt as a hardening of the uterus. If these occur you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there ways to speed labor?

Are there ways to speed labor?

Yes: Sometimes OB providers will break the amniotic sac ("bag of waters") to bring on labor. Other techniques can also be used, with varying success. Or oxytocin ("pit") given in an intravenous (IV) solution can be used to increase the frequency and strength of contractions. That results in a more regular pattern of labor that may shorten the time from start of labor (regular contractions) to delivery. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to induce ovulation or OTC meds that i can take

What are some natural ways to induce ovulation or OTC meds that i can take

Inositol: There is some research evidence that the use of the b vitamin component inositol can be helpful in ovulation. Keeping weight in a healthy range, good diet, exercise, managing stress can all help. Acupuncture may help as well. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21744744. ...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 some ways to help prevent myopia?

What are some ways to help prevent myopia?

No way to prevent.: Myopia is a refractive error one is born with. You can treat with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive laser surgery. ...Read more