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Whar are the risks of being induced?

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MaMaTreZZa

Asked by MaMaTreZZa at 2:02 PM on Oct. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • infant breathing issues, harder labor, increase chance of a c-section, increased chance of use of forceps or vaccuum on baby, extended stay in NICU, medication used for induction can cause problems with the baby...
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:05 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • basically that it won't work and it is actually much more painful than regular labor
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 2:08 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • your baby not being ready and having problems breathing. c-section which increases the risk of death for mom and baby.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Usually doctors don't recommend being induced unless your late, or have some other medical issue that make it risky to not be induced.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • http://www.mothering.com/let-baby-decide-case-against-inducing-labor

    that is a good article, or you could just search risk of induction on mothering.com

    imo the drugs that are often used to induce/augment labor are dangerous. they can make the contractions really intense, and i mean for baby as well as for mom.

    of course in some cases you have to weight the pros and cons, and the risks of induction might be worth it. but those cases are few and far between. :)

    a good BOOK to read if you are really interested in this topic, is puhsed by jennifer block

    :)
    Stefanie83

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 2:22 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • weigh* not weight :)
    Stefanie83

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 2:22 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Answered at 2:21 PM on Oct. 6, 2009 by: Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Usually doctors don't recommend being induced unless your late, or have some other medical issue that make it risky to not be induced.

    if only it were true that doctors usually only recommend induction if it's necessary! being "late" is not, by itself, a good reason btw.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • HAZARDS OF LABOR INDUCTION
    First-time mothers have approximately twice the likelihood of cesarean section with induction compared with
    natural onset of labor. This risk is due to the procedure itself, not any reason that might have led to inducing
    labor.
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 3:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Did You know a woman who agrees to an induction if her body is not ready ..

    * is twice as likely to give birth by cesarean section if she is a first time mom?
    * by a cervical ripening agent increases her chances for birth by cesarean section 5 fold if she
    has given birth vaginally before and her cervix is not ready or 'ripe'?
    * is likely to have uterine hyper-stimulation, a painful for mom and dangerous for baby state to
    be in?
    * is often told to do so to help avoid a theoretical potentially dangerous situation for her babe,
    but by agreeing to the induction is introducing agents highly likely to cause fetal distress and
    the resulting cesarean section she was hoping to avoid in the first place?
    * can first use a tool called a Bishop's score to predict how likely it is that her induction will or
    will not work?
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 3:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • cont

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    * after her water breaks by using oxytocin or pitocin is 10% more likely to have an operative
    delivery and 17% more likely to use analgesia than if she simply did nothing but wait for up to
    48 hours?


    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 3:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

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