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...
Answered at 2:21 PM on Oct. 6, 2009 by: 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.
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
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
* 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?