What Does Induce Mean

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n - October 17



n - October 17

so its like making the women come into labor sooner?


k - October 17

it brings the contractions on so you go into labor sooner


vickie - October 17

to be induced is when u got over ur due date, or the mother or baby is in trouble they will do a few methods of induction to start labour artificially...xxx


Helpful - October 17

Here's some information on what inducing labor means********What are some reasons to induce labor? Your labor may need to be induced if the risks of prolonging your pregnancy are higher than the risks of delivering your baby right away. The most common reasons for this include: • Your bag of waters breaks and your labor doesn't start on its own within a reasonable amount of time. (Exactly how long that is will depend on your pract_tioner and your particular situation.) • You're still pregnant one to two weeks past an accurate due date. Most pract_tioners won't let you wait longer than this to give birth because it puts you and your baby at increased risk for a host of problems. For example, you have an increased chance of developing an infection in your uterus that could be dangerous for your baby, or of having a stillbirth. What's more, your labor is more likely to be prolonged or stalled, both you and your baby have an increased risk of injury during a v____al delivery, and you double your chances of needing a c-section. • It's not safe for your baby to remain in your uterus any longer. This may be the case if tests indicate that your placenta is no longer functioning properly, you have too little amniotic fluid, or your baby isn't thriving or growing. • You develop preeclampsia, a serious condition that can restrict the flow of blood to your baby. • You have a chronic or acute illness, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or kidney disease, that threatens your well-being or the health of your baby. • You've previously had a full-term stillbirth. What are some of the techniques used to induce labor? The methods your pract_tioner uses to induce labor will depend on what condition your cervix is in at the time. If your cervix has not yet started to soften, efface (thin out), or dilate (open up), it's considered "unripe," or not yet ready for labor. In this case, your pract_tioner will use either hormones or "mechanical" methods to ripen your cervix before the induction. Sometimes these procedures will end up jump-starting your labor as well. Some of the methods used to ripen your cervix and induce your labor are: • Stripping or sweeping the membranes. During a pelvic exam, your pract_tioner inserts her finger into your cervix and manually separates your bag of waters from the lower part of your uterus. This causes the release of prostaglandin hormones that can help get your contractions going. In most cases, this procedure is done during an office visit and then you're sent home to wait for labor to start, usually within the next few days. Many women find this procedure uncomfortable or even painful. • Using prostaglandin medications. Your pract_tioner may try to ripen your cervix by inserting medication into your cervix or v____a that contains prostaglandin hormones. Often this procedure will also stimulate contractions and get your labor going. If that doesn't happen, your pract_tioner may give you the drug oxytocin (Pitocin) through an IV. • Using a Foley catheter. Your pract_tioner may insert a catheter into your cervix with a very small balloon at the end of it. When the balloon is inflated with water, it puts pressure on your cervix, stimulating the release of prostaglandins, which cause it to open and soften. When your cervix begins to dilate, the balloon falls out and the catheter is removed. • Rupturing the membranes. During a pelvic exam, your pract_tioner uses a small, hooked instrument to break your bag of waters. This procedure causes no more discomfort than a v____al exam. If your cervix is very ripe and ready for labor, this alone might get your contractions going. If that doesn't happen, your pract_tioner may give you the drug oxytocin (Pitocin) through an IV. Once your water has broken, most pract_tioners will want you to deliver within the next 12 to 24 hours because the risk of infection for you and your baby increases over time. • Using the drug Pitocin. Pitocin is a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin, which your body naturally produces during labor. Your pract_tioner may give you this drug through an IV pump to start or augment your contractions. She can adjust the amount you need according to how your labor progresses. Some women say that Pitocin causes more intense contractions, but if this is your first baby, you won't know the difference.


to helpful - October 17

d__n woman, now we know why you are called helpful jeez, write a book why don't you, j/k/ LOLOL



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