The 3 Most Common Reasons to Induce Labor

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Most pregnant women will go into labor on their own, without any assistance. In some cases, your OB/GYN may recommend inducing your labor. This is done in the hospital using a combination of medications that cause contractions, ultimately leading to cervical dilation and then delivery. Usually, labor induction is recommended when the risks of continuing the pregnancy for the mother, baby, or both outweigh the benefits of waiting to

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The Stages of Labor

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If you’re expecting a baby, it’s important to understand what you can probably expect during labor and delivery. During a “normal labor,” contractions of the uterus cause the cervix to thin, shorten, and dilate before ultimately, the baby is delivered. In a normal pregnancy, this occurs sometime between weeks 37 and 42. OB/GYNs break down

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How Do I Know If I Am In Labor?

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During pregnancy, learning the signs of labor is one of the most important ways to prepare for birth. On the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Michelle Santoyo explained what she tells patients to look for regarding labor. Here are a few of the takeaways that you should know to determine whether it’s time to head to the

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