Induction of labor is a hot topic. Some patients are dead set on avoiding it and some are begging for it. Induction of labor simply means using medicinal or mechanical means to start labor before it has on its own.
Inductions may be elective (by choice) or medically indicated. They may be accomplished by a variety of medicines and techniques. Induction of labor is an important tool in the Obstetric tool box.
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