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Worried about how your pregnancy will end? Scared at the idea of giving birth naturally? Thinking of opting for induction? Or maybe you are getting overdue and the doctor is talking about going for induction? Here is all you need to know about induction and whether or not you should have it. What is Induction? […]

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Worried about how your pregnancy will end? Scared at the idea of giving birth naturally? Thinking of opting for induction? Or maybe you are getting overdue and the doctor is talking about going for induction? Here is all you need to know about induction and whether or not you should have it.

What is Induction?

Inducing labor or induction is a process where the uterine lining is stimulated in order to bring on labor. It is mostly done to achieve a successful vaginal birth among women who are overdue, meaning who have not been able to have natural labor pains even after 40-42 weeks of pregnancy. Doctors mostly recommend it when there is some kind of threat to the health of the mother or the baby. Other reasons for inducing labor may include:

•  When the pregnant woman’s water bag has broken but there are still no signs of labor
•  The mother has gestational diabetes and the chances of baby surviving inside the womb are low
•  The pregnant lady has an infection in the uterus

•  Restricted fetal growth reducing the weight less than 10% of what it should be
•  When the amniotic fluid around the baby is disappearing rapidly
•  When the mother has high blood pressure and this could cause hazard to both mother and the baby

In case of any of the above-mentioned reasons, getting induction is best for both mother and the baby. But there are many women who opt for elective induction and that can be pretty dangerous. Here are some reasons why inducing labor could be a threat for you as well as your baby.

Increased Risks of C-Section

Women who get induced may end up having an emergency c-section because induction usually leads to c-section. This happens because the baby bag or the water bag has already broken and the baby is unable to breathe too long in such an environment. Chances of infection to the baby also increase once the amniotic sac has busted.

More Chances of Baby Developing Health Issues

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Many babies who are born through induction may have an abnormal heart rate, shoulder dystocia, and other health problems.

Increased Risk of Baby Getting Admitted in NICU

In most cases, a new born after induction needs the NICU because they were physically unprepared to come out of the mother’s womb. Hence, the reason why there was no labor in the first place. The baby could have breathing and eating difficulties and may need special care of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

More Chances of Jaundice among Babies

Most babies get jaundice, but artificially induced babies have it worse than normal ones. This happens because bilirubin levels increase in their skin, which could be due to early delivery or because of the medicine given during induction.

Make sure to discuss these concerns in detail with your doctor before you go through with induced labor.


Reviewed by Dr. Ejaz Fatima


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References

https://www.verywell.com/reasons-to-avoid-induction-of-labor-2758959

 

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Watch Out For These Pregnancy Related Diseases https://htv.com.pk/pregnancy/pregnancy-related-diseases Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:00:14 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=29996

Pregnancy can be one of the most awe-inspiring and happiest times of your life, particularly if you are a first-time mom. Just the thought of holding your precious little bundle of joy in your arms sends thrills of pure delight right into your heart. By the way, congratulations! If you are worried about pregnancy related […]

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Pregnancy can be one of the most awe-inspiring and happiest times of your life, particularly if you are a first-time mom. Just the thought of holding your precious little bundle of joy in your arms sends thrills of pure delight right into your heart. By the way, congratulations! If you are worried about pregnancy related diseases that could afflict you, this article will help ease most of your fears and give you the relevant information to help you make healthy decisions.

Read on to find out which pregnancy related diseases you need to look out for!

Preeclampsia

One of the serious pregnancy related diseases is preeclampsia. It is when mothers develop very high blood pressure. This can cause serious harm to the mother by damaging her kidney and liver. The fetus develops very slowly and can die in the womb if the condition persists. The common sign is high blood pressure, urine with nitrogen and edema on face, legs and hands.

Watch Out For These Pregnancy Related Diseases

If the problem is detected late and the due date is close, doctor will suggest getting the baby out early. If not, then rest, get regular checkups and reduce your salt intake.

Forward Placenta

A forward placenta is when the baby is not positioned properly and does not stick to all the walls of the uterus. This means that the placenta will be on the front of the fetus when baby is being born. This is a serious issue and can become a health risk for both mother and the baby. This situation occurs either in the third month of the pregnancy or the last three months. With the advanced technology, majority of the times doctors are able to detect the problem and provide relief.

For most women cesarean is suggested so that both mother and child can be kept safe from any fatal condition.

Gestational Diabetes

A kind of blood sugar problem that only occurs during pregnancy, gestational diabetes can become hazardous if not treated in time. It can induce early labor and keep the baby from gaining weight while it’s in the placenta. The problem is relatively normal and is generally detected easily.

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Doctors either give vaccination to the mothers or ensure that they are aware of the condition. Mothers are asked to not gain too much weight because that only enhances the diabetic condition.

Preterm Labor

If the labor pains start before the end of 37 weeks, then it is known as preterm labor. For most women if the 35th week has ended, things go pretty smoothly. Even if the baby is a little unhealthy, everything is alright.

But if the you feel labor before the 35th week, then you will need to go into emergency as doctors will give you medicine and suggest some bed rest to ensure timely labor.

If you fear you have any of these pregnancy related diseases, get in touch with your doctor immediately.

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