Thursday, February 23, 2012

Word For Today


Induction, or Labor Induction as it is called, is the name given to the method of artificially stimulating childbirth in a woman. The most common reasons for induction to be performed include postterm pregnancy i.e. the woman has gone past the 42 week mark in her pregnancy; premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) i.e. when the membranes have ruptured, but the labor hasn’t begun in the specified amount of time as is deemed normal; or in cases where the woman has pre-eclampsia