Methods of cervical ripening
Laminaria (seaweed natural dilator)
These are also rods, but made from a seaweed called Laminaria Japonica, a natural plant from Northern Asia. The plant’s stem is dried and sized to a uniform diameter.
Laminaria also provides a gradual dilation by absorbing natural uterine moisture. In return the rods slowly swell and cause cervical dilation.
Nevertheless Laminaria are not commonly used for labour induction procedure. They are a natural product, which may increase the risk of infection.
Mode of action is similar as with Dilapan-S®, but with synthetic hydrogel of Dilapan-S®, there is not a risk of infectious complications.
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