At our January Tulsa County BirthNetwork gathering, we had a panel of experts share with the public some very helpful information about inducing labor. We had a great turnout! Local Certified Nurse Midwife, Linda Roberts shared about natural ways to encourage the onset of labor and how it is best to wait for labor to begin on its own if there is no medical need to induce. Local Birth Doula, Sarah Coffin CD(DONA), shared about options during induction. Many women don’t know about their options in childbirth, including procedures they can refuse. She shared about all the comfort measures still available to moms even when they require medical induction, including freedom of movement and utilizing birth balls. Regina Kizer RN is a labor and delivery nurse at a local hospital and shared about how we can support moms in labor when they are induced and also about women’s options in labor. Dr. Corey Babb, a local OBGYN shared very important reasons about the medical reasons women may need to induce labor, and how to know whether or not induction is necessary. He also talked about all the other ways labor can be induced besides artificial oxytocin (Pitocin). If you missed the meeting, be sure to CONTACT US if you would like any information or would like to contact any of our speakers!