OK, so not all induced labours result in C-Sections, but many of them do.
Being offered an induction MUST be CLINICALLY justified. Being ‘overdue’ is NOT a good enough reason on its own. Here’s a list of some ‘clinical’ reasons:
- Kidney disease
- Reduced fetal growth
- Significant decrease in amniotic fluid
Inductions for non-medical reasons could be dangerous to both mothers and babies. Induced labour tends to be much harder physically for mum, and baby often gets into distress, resulting in an unplanned C-section.
Think first: 'Do you REALLY need this?'...before accepting this procedure.
Read the NICE Guidelines on Induction of Labour.