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Prostaglandins

Prostaglandins


If after 6 hours the labour has not started, and the cervix has not dilated, you would be given a 2nd dose of prostaglandins. Usually, the second dose is more effective, but again it will depend on your body's response. In the rare event of the second dose being unsuccessful, your waters would be broken and an oxytocin drip then started, to stimulate the contractions in the delivery suite.


Last revised: Saturday, 17 November 2012

This article contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.

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