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Will Dulcolax Induce My Labor
Labor: Stripping membranes or rupturing membranes are two ways. ...Read more
39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?
Can walk may help: But if she were my pt i would offer her induction as a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks if she were my pt i would rec cervadil to ripen cervix in the evening in the labor room, then start Pitocin (oxytocin) in am I have induced unripe cervix many times at 40 weeks and the induction works 99% of time and have prevented many more chance for prob after 40wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Castor Oil: There would be no harm done. But, you do not need us to give you permission. ...Read more
Asked and answered: You don't need permission.Get a more detailed answer ›
36 weeks pregnant, just took my last procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor. When will i go into labor?
Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature! ...Read more
Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?
Evening Primrose: Proponents of natural birth methods and many midwives swear by using evening primrose oil to help ripen the cervix. Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandins, which are used for inducing labor. It is said to help soften and ripen the cervix to help prepare it for the birth of your baby. Evening primrose oil is more commonly used by midwives. Very few obstetricians employ this method. ...Read more
Can canned pineapple juice help induce labor at 40weeks pregnant? How much should I drink to get contractions? Thanks!
Being Pregnant: Nope. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take first time moms that r in early labor to get into active labor. When i say early labor i mean 3cm dilated with contractions every 3 min?
Every labor : Pattern is unique. Your OB should help guide your expectations. ...Read more
Do not rec that: If you want to go into labor discuss induction with your OB , you can be induced anytime after at or after 39 weeks gestation, I use cervadil to ripen the cervix then rupture of membranes and a little pitiocin if necessary , it is safe when done correctly like I do it and works please discuss with your doc, there are other meds to use also, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more
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