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What will help my labor go by fast?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Oxytocin
In some cases, it is necessary to augment labor by increasing the frequency and strength of contractions.
That is often done by giving oxytocin (pitocin) in an IV in the pregnant woman's arm. If a provider says labor should be "speeded up" with "pit" an expectant couple should ask why it is needed, what are the benefits and risks, if anesthesia needs change, and if mom and fetus are doing well.

In brief: Oxytocin
In some cases, it is necessary to augment labor by increasing the frequency and strength of contractions.
That is often done by giving oxytocin (pitocin) in an IV in the pregnant woman's arm. If a provider says labor should be "speeded up" with "pit" an expectant couple should ask why it is needed, what are the benefits and risks, if anesthesia needs change, and if mom and fetus are doing well.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Relax!
Some labors are faster than others.
There are meds used to make contractions stronger and more frequent. There is evidence that breaking bag of water in patient's who have never had baby before will speed up delivery. Overall, just relax and make sure you and baby are safe...It will happen!

In brief: Relax!
Some labors are faster than others.
There are meds used to make contractions stronger and more frequent. There is evidence that breaking bag of water in patient's who have never had baby before will speed up delivery. Overall, just relax and make sure you and baby are safe...It will happen!
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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