Sometimes, your baby might need a little help coming into the world and your doctor might recommend for you to be induced. Find out more below about why and how it is done.
Whilst you’ll most likely begin labour naturally between 37 and 41 weeks, it’s worth finding out about inducing childbirth just in case your baby is overdue. If you know all the options, you’ll feel more relaxed about what’s going on when the time comes. Don’t worry, it’s relatively painless and once done, labour will usually progress quickly. This section will tell you more about inducing labour, but if you still have any questions speak to your midwife or give our team a call.
There are a number of typical reasons for inducing childbirth:
Doctors and midwives can induce childbirth in many ways. At worst you’ll feel uncomfortable or a little pain but your breathing exercises will help you through. Remember once they’ve induced labour, things might progress pretty quickly so be prepared! On the other hand, it can sometimes take a couple of days to get moving so don’t panic if nothing happens immediately!
The list below will tell you more about the ways in which you can be induced:
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