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The idea of labor induction can be scary. While the vast majority of babies are delivered naturally, there are a handful of reasons your doctor might recommend inducing labor at the end of your pregnancy. Doctors generally do not advise labor induction for convenience, such as wanting your baby born on a certain date. Ideally, labor induction is reserved for women who experience longer-than-average pregnancies and health risks.

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1. What is Labor Induction?

Labor induction refers to procedures that enable a vaginal birth to occur without contractions. Doctors usually resort to labor induction to protect the health of the mother and the baby.

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