|Can you tell me what reasons my doctor would have for inducing
Labour is induced when the doctor feels that the baby should
be born soon but that a caesarean section is not warranted,
although it may be necessary at a later stage if good progress
is not made or either the baby or the mother are in distress.
Any factors which affect the baby can lead to induction:
Rh disease, any placenta problems or suspicion that the
baby is no longer getting adequate nourishment. If the membranes
rupture and labour does not start within several hours the
baby may be at risk of infection and induction may be necessary.
If the mother has diabetes, preeclampsia, high blood pressure
or any other kind of disease the doctor may need to intervene.
after waters break
Induction and normal birth
Induction - Pain