At what stage of pregnancy do we consider an induced labour?
Suffice it to say clinicians don’t just induce labour at anytime. The safest and best cocoon for your baby to grow in, is in your stomach.
Our midwife (Donna) and Dr. Anneleise (Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) discuss what is considered full term and at what stage they might consider inducing labour for a pregnant mother.
Suffice it to say, we can put to bed the question – am I being induced because my doctor is going on holidays? And also, can I choose to be induced even though there is no good medical reason for it?
The top reasons for inducing labour
In this video, Donna and Dr Anneleise discuss the main reasons why they would consider inducing labour.
They discuss all the different risk factors and variables which are taken into account, before deciding which is the safest pathway forward for the mother and baby.
How is labour induced?
Right, so your clinicians have determined you need to have an induced labour. But what does the process of induced labour look like? How long will it take? Are their stronger contractions and does it cause more damage.
All these questions and more Donna and Anneleise discuss, to ensure you are kept informed through every step of induced labour journey.
When labour is induced, does it make it more likely you will have a caesarean?
There are a few fears and concerns associated with inducing labour. Dr Anneleise discusses with Donna a few of the common questions that she gets from pregnant parents.
What about after the induction, when you have you beautiful newborn?
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