If it is felt that your health or your baby’s health is likely to benefit, your Midwife or Doctor may offer and advise induction of labour. On average about 1 in every 5 labours are induced.
When induction of labour is being considered, your Doctor or Midwife will discuss your options with you before any decision is reached. This will include explaining the procedure and any risks to you or your baby.
Read more about the induction process
We have developed a patient leaflet fully explaining what an induction of labour is, when you may be offered this during your pregnancy, what will happen and who will be involved during the process:
If you have any further questions, please speak with your midwife.