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Pregnant, have passed due date. Recommended to induce. How is the procedure done?

I have a friend who is ready to deliver her first Baby, but she is past due. Her English is limited that is why I am asking on her behalf. She was told by Hospital officials that we will probably induce you tomorrow of after tomorrow. She does not know what or how the decision to induce is made? can you please help me explain to her to quite her anxiety .. Many thanks Dr. Christensen.. Salma
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Induce means when the labor pains does not start naturally and you induce labor pains artificially with medications and injections is known as induction of labor.
It is quite a common procedure and is usually done when you pass your due date,because that itself has many problems when you cross your due date like the water around the baby decreases,difficult normal delivery,chances of baby getting suffocated inside the womb to prevent those complications of postdatism it is better to induce labor with proper monitoring facilities and under experienced hands.
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