Convenience or for medical reasons, childbirth may be triggered. What is this practice? What are the conditions? Are there any risks or disadvantages? Our turn to the question of inducing labor.
Inducing labor: a practice that disturbs
Can we truly decide the date of birth of his child? In some cases, for medical reasons, induce labor is required when the term of pregnancy is exceeded, for example.
But in other cases, when no pregnancy complication is to be deplored, parents can ask induce labor. A practice that is so ideal for reasons of "convenience" only: availability of the father, difficulties of the journey to motherhood, imperatives dates ...
A choice that bothers some obstetricians, finding this totally absurd.
Inducing labor for personal: what are the conditions?
Some mothers require programming childbirth by pure personal convenience. This is different from a trip decided for medical reasons (in case of twins or a big baby for example) and should be decided jointly by the parents and the obstetrician. The inducing labor can not and must be achieved if all conditions are met to prevent it does not generate more complications than if the outbreak had been spontaneous.
In this case, the pregnant woman should definitely have reached the 39th week of pregnancy and the cervix must be mature enough. This trip can be done with or without an epidural.
Inducing labor: what techniques?
Induce labor is to cause the birth of a child in an artificial way: with an oxytocin infusion (SyntocynonÒ) to cause labor contractions and rupture the amniotic sac or by administering prostaglandins by medications or by local application in gel form.
This technique allows the initiation of preterm delivery, before he goes off spontaneously and naturally.
Inducing labor: what are the drawbacks and risks?
By artificially triggering the birth, the body is not fully developed at birth. Even if the treatments cause labor contractions, there may be a lack of openness of the cervix or a stagnation of dilating the cervix that may require a cesarean. In these cases, we speak of failed induction.
Also be aware that induce labor makes work longer and accentuates the pain of contractions.