by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
Episode #70: Labor Induction: What to Know and What Questions to Ask
I have received so many requests for an episode about labor induction, so I am excited to be sharing this information with you today! I think it is incredibly important for you to be informed about what induction is and what the process is like, whether you are planning an elective induction or are being induced for a medical reason.
In this episode I'm talking about the common medical and non-medical reasons for inducing labor and the step-by-step process of being induced. I also cover what you can expect from different methods and medications that may be used in the induction and share some key questions you can ask (and your provider should be able to answer) if they are suggesting an induction for you.
I will also tell you a bit about the research on inductions and cesareans (C-sections) and why most babies will do great in the outside world once they've hit the 39 week mark.
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Pregnancy, hospital birth, labor induction, ARRIVE study, medical induction, non-medical induction, pitocin