Inducing labor

Labor induction; Pregnancy - inducing labor; Prostaglandin - inducing labor; Oxytocin - inducing labor

Inducing labor refers to different treatments used to start your labor. Treatments can also be used to augment your labor, which means to move it at a faster pace. The goal is to bring on contractions or to make them stronger.

Several methods can help get labor started.

Rupturing the Membranes

Using Prostaglandins

Oxytocin (Pitocin)

Why is it Done?