Induction

inductionEvery labor cannot be natural and straightforward. There are many cases when the pregnant mother has to be induced. Many factors are responsible for this situation. One of the major causes is that even after more than 10 days of the due date you don’t experience labor pains and the placenta starts to fall. In the case of preeclampsia also, induction of labor takes place. Another reason of this can be that baby in the womb is not growing well. In some cases the water bag breaks and there are no signs of contractions even after 24 hours. If there is a placental abruption and if the baby is large because of diabetes the labors have to be induced. Before inducing the labor you should be well aware of the reason of the induction.

Induction can be done by inserting gel or prostaglandin pessary in the vagina which helps to make the cervix soft and this ultimately starts the process of delivery. Another method which is widely followed is by breaking the water bag with the long crochet hook like instrument. If your previous delivery was a caesarean then you can be induced by giving syntocinon a chemical which is similar to a hormone that is produced by the body in the beginning of the delivery. Induction can make the labor very long. But there are also cases when induced labor produce fierce and rapid contraction which cannot be coped by a mother. Another major drawback of this process can be that it can stress the baby and result in assisted delivery. It is very essential that continuous monitoring should be carried out if induction is done through syntocin drip but in other cases intermittent monitoring will do. There are cases when induction shows no results.

Induction can be used also when the labor is very slow as it speeds up the delivery process. Whatever be the reason for induction the point to be considered is that a mother should be aware of its reason as well as its process.