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Will an induced labor affect by baby?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on situation
Most inductions are handled under a protocol or pattern designed to be sure the meds used are not pushed to the point they would stress the baby.
This is verified through fetal monitoring that reflects how baby is doing in the process. Done well, it is no more stressful to baby than a normal labor, but far more predictable, and you can immediately stop the meds if stress is observed.

In brief: Depends on situation
Most inductions are handled under a protocol or pattern designed to be sure the meds used are not pushed to the point they would stress the baby.
This is verified through fetal monitoring that reflects how baby is doing in the process. Done well, it is no more stressful to baby than a normal labor, but far more predictable, and you can immediately stop the meds if stress is observed.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: It might
Any labor can affect your baby.
With contractions, the uterus tightens and can put pressure on the umbilical cord. Each contraction also very briefly decreases the blood flow to the baby. When a woman is being induced, most of the time it is because of some complication with the pregnancy. Any problem may already have decreased the blood supply to the baby and make labor hard for the baby to take.

In brief: It might
Any labor can affect your baby.
With contractions, the uterus tightens and can put pressure on the umbilical cord. Each contraction also very briefly decreases the blood flow to the baby. When a woman is being induced, most of the time it is because of some complication with the pregnancy. Any problem may already have decreased the blood supply to the baby and make labor hard for the baby to take.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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