Induction of labour
Induction of labour – stimulating the uterus to start contracting – may be necessary of the benefits of delivery outweigh the risks of waiting for natural labour.
The most common reasons for inducing labour are preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, decreased fetal movements or bleeding at term, being overdue or having ruptured your membranes where the risk of infection increases the longer it takes for natural labour to start.
Read more about Induction of Labour from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Pain Control in Labour
There are several safe and effective methods you can use to cope with labour, including natural, non-medical and medical options.
Your Obstetrician will discuss these with you and your preferences during the course of your antenatal care.
Read more about the full range of options from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.