A 39-year-old female asked about a 39-year-old female:

I'm 38wks & 4days preggy with mucus out and vulvar varicose. when can i ask to induce my labor?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
You can ask : You certainly may have that discussion with your doctor anytime but that doesn't mean they will agree. Normally inductions are reserved for medical complications of pregnancy in which the baby needs to be delivered. Some offer elective inductions of labor but not until after 39 weeks and usually only when the cervix is dilated.
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