3 doctors weighed in:

Can somebody give me info on induction of labour please?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Labor induction

Labor is induced when their is a risk to mom or baby if the pregnancy continues.
Elective inductions are done after 39 weeks because not all babies are ready until then. If the cervix is already open, usually an IV med (oxytocin) is used and the water is broken. If the cervix is not open, a med in the vagina over 8-12 hours is given to start opening it.

In brief: Labor induction

Labor is induced when their is a risk to mom or baby if the pregnancy continues.
Elective inductions are done after 39 weeks because not all babies are ready until then. If the cervix is already open, usually an IV med (oxytocin) is used and the water is broken. If the cervix is not open, a med in the vagina over 8-12 hours is given to start opening it.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors