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 When is labour induced

When is labour induced

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Inducing labor is an artificial method of start of the birth process by using medications or other medical techniques.

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Your doctor might suggest inducing labor if:

Leave the decision whether to induce labour or not to your doctor. Although some women request it for convenience, unnecessary interventions may reduce your chances of a healthy delivery. 1

  • Your water has broken, but there are no contractions
  • There is an infection in the uterus
  • The baby has stopped growing at the expected rate
  • There is not enough amniotic fluid surrounding your baby
  • The placenta peels away from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery which is also known as placental abruption.
  • You have a medical condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
  • You are more than 2 weeks past your due date, and your labour has not started naturally

You have a history of rapid deliveries or you live far from the hospital so that a planned induction might help you to avoid an unattended delivery.

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