Scheduled Induction is the plan for breaking the water that is the amniotic sac to let the labor begin. There are various reasons why health care givers induce labor instead of waiting for the natural labor process to begin. This is to mean that scheduled induction is what is generally referred to as induced labor. Keep on reading this post as we will dicuss further about this process.
Before scheduling an induction, ensure that the pregnancy is at 39 weeks. It is not advisable to induce labor at late preterm.
Caution to be Taken
When scheduled induction is the only option, go for it. Otherwise, remember to take caution of the following effects.
- Stronger and Frequent Contractions
Labor induction leads to stronger contractions than natural labor process. This may lead to less oxygen for the baby. As a result, this may reduce the child’s heartbeat. The contractions may also interfere with the umbilical cord thus reducing food intake by the baby.
Research has pointed out at the probability of getting some infections as a result of inducing labor so early.
This is a rare possibility but it happens. Too many contractions may cause rupture of the uterus.
- Failure to Work
In some cases, your body may fail to react correctly with the medicine you’re given. What happens when this happens? You must think of the C-section.
Scheduled induction is an acceptable medical practice that is often done. However, before going for it, you must convince yourself beyond doubt. Check your reasons for inducing labor and confirm that they are really serious. Weigh the likely problems to you and the unborn baby. You should decide how you will do it. If you’ll convince yourself, it is acceptable and legal. Go for it.