Induction Methods – Prostaglandin Gels

Induction Methods – Prostaglandin Gels

A synthetic version of prostaglandin hormones is inserted into your vagina either as tablets, gels, suppositories or pessaries. You will need to remain in hospital for this and once inserted it is recommended that you lie down for at least 30 minutes so the gel can...
Induction Methods – Balloon Catheter

Induction Methods – Balloon Catheter

The aim of using the balloon catheter is to try and avoid a pharmaceutical induction and is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Foley’s catheter is a single balloon inserted inside the cervix and the Cook’s device is a double balloon, one inserted...
Induction Methods – Stretch & Sweep

Induction Methods – Stretch & Sweep

Your medical caregivers will tell you that a stretch and sweep is not considered an “intervention” as such, because it doesn’t involve drugs, so it is natural. However, anything that is trying to start labour (other than your own body) is an “intervention” and has...