When Induction Becomes Necessary – 3 Popular Ways To Induce Labor

Pregnant Woman At Hospital for InductionA pregnant mom often begins to feel as if she is going to be pregnant forever during those final weeks of pregnancy.  Most moms are miserable, are unable to get comfortable, and sleeping is often difficult due to being uncomfortable.  In fact, the closer you get to your due date the more anxious and nervous you generally tend to get.  You are so excited and can’t wait to meet the baby who has been residing in your womb over the last eight or nine months.  If your due date has come and gone, try to relax as much as possible because your doctor will only let you go a maximum of two weeks past your due date.

Disclosure:  I am not a doctor, nurse, or health care provider.  This post is for informational purposes only and never should replace getting medical treatment for you and your unborn baby. 

Once you are past your due date, your doctor should begin discussing with you about being inducted.  Induction uses medications or other proven techniques to help jump start labor if your body hasn’t started labor on its own.  There are several methods that your doctor could use to help your body prepare itself for labor.  Never use self inducing techniques, without proper supervision they can be harmful to you and your baby.

Continue Reading: 3 Popular Ways Your OB/GYN Will Likely Use to Induce Labor


8 responses to “When Induction Becomes Necessary – 3 Popular Ways To Induce Labor”

  1. A Stepmom Avatar

    I was induced when I had my son. I was 2 weeks late..wasn’t even dilated at all! Great post

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for sharing.

  2. Pam R Avatar

    I had Pitocin done

    1. Christy Avatar

      I had Pitocin with my first and second babies.

  3. Liz @ Pardon My Poppet Avatar

    My due date is on Tuesday, and I dread having to ever be induced! Thankfully, with my first I wasn’t. Here’s hoping for another natural start!

    1. Karen Dawkins Avatar

      Liz, I hope you don’t have to be induced either. I had to with my first. Hated it. Can’t wait to “meet” your new little one.

    2. Christy Avatar

      I hope that you don’t have to evict Poppet #2. Just FYI, my second pregnancy I was induced using a gel and Pitocin and it was my easiest labor.

    3. Christy Avatar

      I hope everything turned out great Liz.