Dear Ready to Serve,
There are different ways of inducing labor, and the method chosen can vary based on the situation. Induction is being used more and more to prevent complications from being post-dates. Be sure you know the reason for the induction and have gotten all your questions answered before consenting to the procedure.
At Home Methods
If there is time, non-medical methods can be tried first. Increasing activity, such as taking long walks, can help. If there is a willing male partner, sexual intercourse can be effective because semen is packed with the hormone prostaglandin. Orgasms include uterine contractions, which don’t lead to labor if the body isn’t ready but they might help labor to get going at term, and are a fun way to try in any case!
I am planning for a vaginal birth though my doctor told me a cesarean could be a possible outcome. What would cause me to have a cesarean? And what should I expect during the process?
Due Any Day Now
Dear Any Day Now,
Unplanned cesareans happen for several reasons:
Unless it’s an emergency, you should be informed all along the way of the issue at hand and the steps being taken to correct it.
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