Approximately 40% of labors are induced. Learn the different methods of inducing labor.
On This PageDirectory of Information on Inductions
Techniques to Enhance Contractions
List of techniques for augmenting and inducing contractions.
Risks and Benefits of InductionUnderstand the common reasons for labor induction as well as reasons to avoid inductions. Risks and Benefits of Labor Induction outlines information both on the value and potential risks of inducing labor.
Methods of Medical InductionMethods of medical inductions reviews techniques commonly used in the hospital for induction of labor. These include:
Pitocin InductionMore thorough discussion of induction with pitocin, including information on bishop score as an assessment for cervical readiness.
Natural and Self-Induction of Labor
Natural Labor InductionCompare natural labor induction techniques and self-induction methods. The most common natural labor techniques include:
Essential OilsAromatherapy is the application of essential oils which can be considered either a natural induction method or self-induction method. Common oils used in labor, safety considerations, and methods of use are discussed.
Herbal InductionVarious herbs from plants are used for herbal inductions. Safety of herbs in pregnancy, common herbs used in labor inductions, and safety issues are explored.
Castor Oil InductionThis topic will keep you running! The use of castor oil and other laxatives is presented, as well as safety concerns, methods of use, and effectiveness.
ProstaglandinsThe use of naturally occuring prostaglandins is explained, including the use of evening primrose oil.
DOWNLOAD: Techniques to Enhance Contractions
Click the picture to the left to download the Techniques to Enhance Labor Contractions brochure. It provides researached information on numerous methods used to induce labor and/or stimulate more effective contractions once labor has started.
Information At A GlanceThe information on this brochure is in outline form. While it is not comprehensive, it does give a quick and easy reference for commonly used techniques.
Techniques Used to Enhance LaborThe techniques listed in this download include:
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