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What are some ways to dilate the cervix?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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