Labor is usually a natural event that begins when the body knows
the time is right. However, there are instances when a baby may
need to be delivered before labor starts on it own. Some of those
reasons are:

  • Baby’s health, this could be stress from contractions, low fetal
    weight, low amniotic fluid or other related health issues.

  • Postdate pregnancy

  • Mother’s health, this could be gestational diabetes,
    preeclampsia or eclampsia (toxemia)


Your health care provider might have other reasons for suggesting
induction related to your own special circumstances.

There are several ways you can be induced. Some of them are
natural, others are medical interventions.

Inducing Labor