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Induction - What? Why? How?

What is induction? Why do I need it? How will induction affect my labour? Will it lead to a belly birth?

These are some very common questions circling around induction. Firstly, I would like to start off by saying that having an induction is not necessarily a negative choice. However, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - it is so important to equip yourself with information so that you know what is happening to your body, what your alternatives are, the risks and benefits involved… and how to navigate in the event of an emergency.

Why Induction?

So let’s start with why… Here are some reasons for your medical care provider may suggest an induction: