Cervidil

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Sab - October 14

Great website! Has anyone used Cervidil before? I am 41 weeks and not dialated at all, the Dr. wants to get me started with Cervidil to ripen the cervix. If anyone has had it..does it start contractions? how long before you actually dialate? A little nervous about the whole thing.

 

Ranya - October 14

Hi Sab, I've never heard of Cervidil (I don't live in the US) but I googled it and found the following website informative: www.birthingnaturally.net/birthplan/intervention/cervidil.html (remove dashes if any appear when you read my post). Sounds like Cervidil might work, good luck and keep us posted :)

 

Brandy - October 14

I was induced with Cervidil on Sept 30th. I dilated to one almost immediately, walked for 2 hrs, then was confined to the bed on pitocin and a fetal monitor. I did not dilate to 2 for a long time. Once I finally hit 4, (and got pain meds) I dilated much quicker. I did have a long labor, and stronger contractions than I probably normally would have, but it did work and it saved me from a Csection! My advice is go in and don't worry, the doctors use this on lots of women and it is usually very effective.

 

Sab - October 14

Thank you for your replies. I am waiting for the hospital to call me to come in for the Cervidil, I am really anxious as I am 7 days overdue. But the hospital has been very busy for the last 2 days and won't accept me. Iive in Canada. Hopefully tonight. Did they send you home after giving you the Cervidil???

 

JB - October 14

When I was induced, they gave me it, and I had to lie in the hospital bed, still/on my back for about 2 hours (I guess to make sure it didn't come out). It helped with the dilation. Nothing to be worried about. They didn't send me home, they kept me there and the next morning they started the pitocin.

 

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