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Method 1: Propess (known as the teabag)

Propess is a vaginal pessary, which looks like a small tampon that is positioned to sit behind your cervix.

The propess will slowly release the hormone prostaglandin over 24 hours to help ripen your cervix. There is a long string attached to the propess so it can easily be removed.

It is important that you are careful not to pull or drag the string as this may cause the propess to come out. Please take care when wiping yourself after going to the toilet, after washing and when getting on and off the bed.

If your propess does come out please inform the midwife straight away so it can be reinserted. After 24 hours you will be assessed again and may require a second propess which again will stay in for 24 hours.

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