Dilapan-S® offers a unique combination of efficacy, safety and comfort!
How do Dilapan-S® rods work
When the Dilapan-S® dilators are in place (in your cervix), they will slowly absorb fluid from the cervix. This causes them to gradually swell and grow in size over 12 hours.
The cervix also becomes dehydrated so it becomes soft and flexible. This doesn’t hurt and your cervix will eventually return to its normal state.
When the dilators are growing, they will push gently against the walls of your cervix, helping it to widen and make your cervix ready for labour.
This process will also make your body release nautral hormones called prostaglandins, which will help to ripen your cervix even more.
These are all the key steps required to ripen your cervix and prepare it for a successful induction of labour.
Here you can see Dilapan-S® inserted in your cervix. They help the cervix to soften, open and get ready for the delivery.
Ask your doctor or midwife about Dilapan-S®
Having an induction of labour? Download a patient information leaflet here to discuss with your clinician.