An augmentation of labor occurs when you or your care provider feels that your labor is progressing too slowly. It...
An augmentation of labor occurs when you or your care provider feels that your labor is progressing too slowly. It can also happen when labor is advancing but ineffectively so, i.e., sporadically or when labor has stalled. Labor augmentation is often achieved with the drug pitocin, but there are other ways to augment labor as well. Such as...Amniotomy: Breaking the amniotic sac (bag of waters). Natural methods such as herbs, nipple stimulation, sex, movement and others. Before you try to augment labor you always need to talk with your care provider. Some of the natural labor starters may seem safe -- but each, like medications, can have side effects.

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