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When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 39 weeks

Labor can be induced at anytime.
Sometimes we even induce prematurely if the mom or baby are in danger. There are risks of prematurity though. These risks seem to be lessened after 38 completed weeks. So we try to wait until after 39 weeks to induce someone electively.

In brief: 39 weeks

Labor can be induced at anytime.
Sometimes we even induce prematurely if the mom or baby are in danger. There are risks of prematurity though. These risks seem to be lessened after 38 completed weeks. So we try to wait until after 39 weeks to induce someone electively.
Dr. Erin Alward
Dr. Erin Alward
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Ask your OB

It depends on your individual circumstance and if the babies lungs are developed enough.

In brief: Ask your OB

It depends on your individual circumstance and if the babies lungs are developed enough.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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