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Birth Plan Basics: FAQ about Elective Inductions of Labor

Q.  Should I have an elective induction of labor?

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Q.  I want to make sure that my OB is there for my delivery, should I schedule an elective induction?

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Q.  My mother is flying in this Saturday, can I schedule an elective induction for Friday?

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Q. It is my first baby and I am already dilated to 1cm.  I want to schedule an elective induction.

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Q.  I am 38 weeks and I am contracting 4 times an hour, I would like to schedule an elective induction.

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Q. My ultrasound said that my baby was already 6 pounds at 37 weeks.  Should I have an elective induction at 39 weeks?

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Q. I really want my baby to be born on 1/15/15.  Should I be induced electively?

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Q.  What about an elective primary cesarean section?

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Q. If I have no medical reason to have an induction, should I let my baby choose his birthday?

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I do not recommend an non-medically indicated elective induction of labor or cesarean section.

Inform yourself about the risks of inducing labor early.

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Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 

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