induced labor

that which is brought on by extraneous means, such as by the use of drugs that cause uterine contractions.
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Induced Labor

Labor that is artificially started or accelerated through the use of medical intervention. These methods include placing prostaglandin gel on the cervix, starting an IV drip of oxytocin or artificially breaking the amniotic fluid to stimulate contractions. Most doctors will only induce labor if the woman has reached 42 weeks or if there is a com...
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