Cervidil Vaginal Insert for Cervical Ripening

Cervidil® vaginal insert (dinoprostone, 10 mg) is approved to start and/or continue the ripening of the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near the time of delivery and in whom there is a medical reason for inducing, or bringing on, labor.

Cervidil should only be inserted by a trained obstetrical professional in a hospital setting appropriate for childbirth.

Cervidil is the only FDA-approved vaginal insert for cervical ripening. It has been on the market since 1995, and since then, more than 4 million inserts have been sold in the U.S.


Cervidil® (dinoprostone, 10 mg) is a vaginal insert approved to start and/or continue the ripening of the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near the time of delivery and in whom there is a medical reason for inducing (bringing on) labor. Cervidil should only be inserted by a trained healthcare professional in a hospital setting appropriate for childbirth.

For the first two (2) hours following insertion, you should remain lying down. If you sit up or walk after the first two hours, you should be careful to ensure the insert remains in place. While Cervidil is inserted, your doctor will carefully monitor you and your baby’s progress and will determine when the insert should be removed.