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What is induction? What types of inductions are there? Are all inductions medical or are there more natural inductions?


Asked by xxhazeldovexx at 10:18 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Induction of labor is the use of some method to jump start or force labor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists does not recommend elective induction (starting labor without medical reason), though women are induced without much actual cause every day (it's unfortunately more common to receive pitocin sometime during a womans labor than not anymore). Some reasons for induction - Toxemia, Pre-Eclampisa - gestational diabetes, "overdue" or "large" baby (<- total crock).

    Natural inductions include increasing activity, sex, nipple stimulation, acupressure, castor oil, blue or black cohosh
    Medical inductions include stripping the membranes, Prostaglandin Treatments (cervadil or cytotec), Pitocin

    Answer by gypsyjewels at 9:46 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Once commonly used induction method you all need to be aware of is Cytotec or Mistoprostol. It can lead to a uterine rupture. It is not recommended by the FDA for use in pregnant women yet OB's and some midwives use it for labor induction because it is cheap.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:21 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Induction is a way to either "jump start" labor or to force it along. There are both medical and non-medical options, however no one is guaranteed to work for everyone. The most common medical induction is oxytocin which is given through IV... However there are lesser used forms. Natural forms can include everything from nipple stimulation, to herbal options to sex... I've known cases where any of these worked, and I know quite a few others who they have worked for... Every body, every labor - And every induction is different...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:39 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Being induced, the doctor has you go in usually at night or early in the morning, the start you on pictocin, to start your labor so you will dialate, this is the process of being induced, they do it sometimes for people that dont want to wait, or people that have been pregnant to long, Ive never heard of it not being safe, i was induced, and the doctor comes in and breaks your water for you, but for the whole experience i think you should let it just happen, im sad that i didnt get to be somewhere when my water broke, and get to rush to the hospital... its just like planned birth i guess

    Answer by shannonrenee09 at 10:40 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • There are several forms of induction.
    Some are more natural, like walking, sex, or other options you can do right at home (which your doctor can suggest ways). Some are where the doctor will remove your mucus plug to try to induce labor.
    Some are medicine induction. There are a few different types of medicine a doctor can use to help induce labor. From IV to a gel insert. (although I'm unaware of the proper medical names). These are typically done because a doctor is concerned about your pregnancy enough to want to put you in labor, but not fearful enough to want to do an emergency c-section. Reasons could include something like low amniotic fluid, or you've carried far enough past your due date, etc.
    You can also request an induction as well (although it's not recommended).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:00 PM on Nov. 16, 2010