Lecture Description

Induction of Labor: Part 2

Are Methods Safe and Effective?

Instructor: Henci Goer | Duration: 43 Minutes

Considering (or planning) labor induction? Induction Part 2 will give you the facts on strategies to bring on labor naturally, induction methods, and what best promotes uneventful vaginal birth, and if the induction isn’t for medical reasons, it will help you decide whether you want to go ahead with the induction now, later, or at all.

Lecture Objectives

This lecture will enable you to…

  • Determine whether to agree to an elective induction.
  • Choose among strategies for starting labor naturally.
  • Choose among strategies for ripening the cervix (if needed) and inducing contractions.
  • Plan an optimal induction.

Lecture Outline

This lecture will cover…

  • The Elephant in the Room
  • Induction Avoidance Strategies

Breast stimulation, acupuncture, stripping/sweeping membranes

  • Induction Methods

Cervical ripening (balloon [Foley] catheter), inducing contractions (rupturing membranes, IV oxytocin [Pitocin, Syntocinon]), cervical ripening + inducing contractions (prostaglandin E2 [Prepidil, Cervidil, dinoprostone], misoprostol [Cytotec, prostaglandin E1])

Unique to CBU: Every lecture has “take-away” ideas and tips to help you make decisions and obtain optimal care for you and your baby!

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Childbirth U is intended to help you make informed decisions about maternity care; however, the information found on this website is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should consult your physician or midwife before acting on any of the information you find here. While the content of CBU lectures is believed to be true and accurate at the time of publication, we accept no legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made and make no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the content of CBU lectures.

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