What is Induction?
Induction of labour means to bring on your labour rather than waiting for labour to start on its own. This may be recommended for medical or social reasons. But it is important to realise that once your LMC Midwife or Doctor start to induce your labour medically they have the intention that you will have your baby.
Labour can be induced naturally and often women like to explore this option if it is not an emergency situation. Also natural methods especially acupuncture have been known to prime your body and make a medical induction more successful.
If you have a medical or natural induction because you are trying to make yourself go into labour when it is not ready then you have a higher chance of a more medical birth like a C/Section.
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