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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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