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What are some ways to induce labor?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

You can use prostaglandins like cervidil.
You can use pitocin (oxytocin). You can use extra-amniotic saline infusion.

In brief: Several

You can use prostaglandins like cervidil.
You can use pitocin (oxytocin). You can use extra-amniotic saline infusion.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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