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11. Labor Induction Basics

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Description: Understand what labor induction is and why women have induced labor.

12. What else should I keep in mind?

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You have the right and responsibility to make informed maternity care decisions for yourself and your baby. This may mean agreeing to (consenting to) or refusing an intervention or procedure. Your care provider has the responsibility to ...

Description: What else should I keep in mind?

13. How can I protect my baby's health and safety if my labor is induced?

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Choose to be induced only for a medical reason. Induction without a medical reason exposes your baby to procedures and drugs that can be risky, without counter-balancing benefits. Be as certain as possible that the baby's lungs are fu...

Description: How can I protect my baby's health and safety if my labor is induced?

14. What is labor induction?

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Labor induction is when a maternity care provider uses artificial ways, like artificial hormones instead of those produced by the mother, to cause labor to start before it starts on its own (spontaneous onset of labor). Scientists do not...

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15. What common reasons given for inducing labor are not supported by research?

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For a surprising number of conditions, the effectiveness of induction has not been proven.Mozurkewich, E., Chilimigras, J., Koepke, E., Keeton, K., & King, V.J. (2009). Indications for induction of labour: A best-evidence review. BJOG, 1...

Description: What common reasons given for inducing labor are not supported by research?

16. What causes labor to begin?

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Researchers believe that the most important trigger of labor is a surge of hormones released by the fetus. In response to this hormone surge, the muscles in the mother’s uterus change to allow her cervix (at the lower end of her ut...

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17. Planning Ahead

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Description: Get tips and information to help you weigh the risks and benefits and plan ahead early in pregnancy.

18. VBAC Basics

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Description: Learn about vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), how it compares with having a repeat C-section, and why your maternity care provider may prefer one over the other.

19. If I plan a repeat C-section, how can I make it as safe as possible?

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Schedule the C-section after the 39th week of pregnancy if there is no urgent reason to give birth sooner: Babies born before the 39th week of pregnancy are more likely to have breathing and other problems. Use epidural or spinal anesth...

Description: If I plan a repeat C-section, how can I make it as safe as possible?

20. What does the research say about VBAC compared to repeat C-section?

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If you do not have a clear and compelling need for a cesarean in your present pregnancy, having a VBAC rather than a repeat C-section is likely to be: Safer for you in this pregnancy Much safer for you and your babies in any future preg...

Description: What does the research say about VBAC compared to repeat C-section?