labor induction

Pitocin: A Controversial Childbirth Topic

Pitocin is a man made synthetic drug form of Oxytocin, a hormone made in the body that causes the uterus to contract. Doctors generally use Pitocin to start labor and speed up the labor process. Pitocin is also used to help the body expel the placenta or stop heavy bleeding. » Read more

Castor Oil to Induce labor

So you've reached 40 weeks of pregnancy and baby has not arrived. You had hoped to go in labor on your own and the idea of a medical induction does not appeal to you. Is there anything you can do? Castor oil has been used to induce labor for many years. Some midwives and doctors alike both use it. » Read more

37 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

We want to compliment all you ladies for doing such a great job taking care of yourself and your soon-to-be born babies. You are thirty-seven weeks now and your baby is considered full term Congratulations are certainly in order. Even though you are full term, you still have a few weeks until you reach your estimated due date. » Read more

38 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

How are you holding up? You are at week thirty-eight now and we promise that your pregnancy will not last much longer. If you are like a lot of moms-to-be you are getting antsy and ready to have your baby. If your baby doesn’t make her appearance in the next couple weeks, you might start considering taking measures into your own hands. » Read more