Methods of Inducing Labor

In some cases, labor needs to be started by induction. A variety of methods can be used to start labor. The method chosen will depend on the cervix at the time of the induction. Whether the cervix has begun to efface and dilate or not will help determine the method used. Pitocin is a synthetic form of oxytocin, which is the hormone that naturally is secreted during labor. This drug is also used if you are already having contractions, but they are not regular or strong enough. Pitocin is administered through an IV. Often the doctor will start you off … Continue reading