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Induction of Labour

The number of women being induced has been rising steadily over the last twenty years, even though WHO recommends that no more than 10% of women should be induced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a woman is induced, the synthetic hormones will produce the desired physical activity. For a woman whose body is not really ready to give birth, induction can be a long drawn out process which may take several days, making labour long and tiring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, induction in certain cases can be a lifesaver. If you are being offered an induction, understand the reasons for it and make an informed decision on how you want to move forward. Use the BRAIN technique that we discuss during any Hypnobirthing & Me course. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Research has shown that routine induction of labour such as suspected large baby (check previous blog post on this point), past due date or for women whose water have broken but who have not gone into spontaneous labour within 48 hours, produces no benefits but increased the likelihood of Caesarean section. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So what can you do if you are being offered induction:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Routine checks ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Patience⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Natural methods of induction ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (All points above discussed in detail during my London Hypnobirthing courses.)⠀⠀⠀⠀

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