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Why would they induce labor 6 weeks early?

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Answered 2006-03-27 15:46:04

They would only do that if there was a serious medical condition putting the baby at risk. This may mean you have low amniotic fluid, or your blood pressure or other symptoms indicates preeclampsia or another infection that could endanger you or your baby.

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Why would you want to induce labor that early? The babys lungs are not ready yet. Let it come on its on , at least wait until 37 weeks.


Normally they would only induce labour if they have suspected a problem with you or the baby these can be a range of problems. Or they would induce labour if you have had previous babies which have been too big to deliver and caused tearing. Therefore they may induce you early so you have a normal sized baby.


why in the world would you want to induce at 26 weeks? your baby will probably die. you should have used birth control.


Now why would you want to do that? A baby born that early would be at great risk, both at birth and at developing life long handicaps.


You are not "ready to have your baby" if you are only 36 weeks. It would be dangerous for your baby, who would be born a preemie.


sex and walking is good try squats and stairs but i would wait till you are at least 38 weeks, just so make sure your babys lungs are fully developed p.s. i have herd male sperm helps soften the cervics


Congratulations on your pregnancy. Don't use castor oil to try and induce labor as the side effects are not worth it, plus there isn't any actual proof that is will work. If you are looking for safe and effective, painless way to induce labor at home then maternity acupressure may be for you. Check out this website, http://yourmaternityresource.com/category/maternityacupreesure/ I bought the book, only $29 and it worked great, well worth the cost of the book. I was 41 weeks along, the best part it actually helped reduce the pain of labor and it was well worth the cost of the book to finally meet my beautiful baby boy. I would suggest that you check with your OB/GYN before trying to induce labor at only 39 weeks though.


If you are looking for safe and effective, painless way to induce labor at home then maternity acupressure may be for you. Check out this website, http://yourmaternityresource.com/category/maternityacupreesure/ I bought the book, only $29 and it worked great, well worth the cost of the book. I was 41 weeks along, the best part it actually helped reduce the pain of labor and it was well worth the cost of the book to finally meet my beautiful baby boy. I would suggest that you check with your OB/GYN before trying to induce labor at only 39 weeks though.


This is 9 weeks premature and is not medically advisable. It would be irresponsible of us to provide an answer for something that's this dangerous. If due to some special circumstance your physician feels that it would be a good idea in your particular case, he'll know what to do already.


Im not sure but when I had my daughter I took caster oil on my due date and ate spciy food and drank a glass of red wine and walked a lot and went into labor that night. I did everything others had told me to do to induce labor instead of just one of them. I would wait till 38 wks for sure to start trying.


It MAY induce your labor.. old wives tale. I have never heard of anyone that it actually worked on but it WILL give you severe diarrhea! I would not try this one. Walking is the best thing to speed up your labor.


If your OB scheduled a date for your c-section you would not need to go into labor.


A baby would usually be delivered by caesarean section at 28 weeks but, as they still have a high chance of not surviving or suffering from cerebral palsy if they did survive - this would only be done to save mothers or baby's life and never because mum is fed up of being pregnant. NHS Obstetrician


I don't think they would induce someone because of back pains. But two weeks early isn't always early. The due date can be off by two weeks before or after. It is an educated guess. I can't guess if she fibbed about the due date or not because two weeks isn't a lot when counting the due date. I am 43 years of age I had my 1st pregnancy a year ago... My doctor induced my labor because of lower back pain... Regardless of when this women had sex, due dates are not exact a women can go into labor up to 3 weeks (37 weeks pregnant) befor her due date or 2 weeks post due date (42 weeks) and still be considered full term.. If the guy is so worried that the baby isn't his then maybe he should get a paternity test done... If He has already put his name on the birth certificate, and the baby isn't his then he'll be legally obligated regardless of the child's paternity.. I was with my last one. I couldn't sleep and they reasoned that it was better to induce me and me have the energy to push him out, then to keep him in and have me too exhausted to do it. I apologize for not mentioning that this woman was 42 years old at the time of conception, and the man that she claimed was the father had used a condom the one time they had sex. Do you think that would make a difference? I have always heard that a physician wouldn't dare induce labor on a high risk pregnancy. Thank you for your answer! Actually a physican will induce labor if he/she chooses to regardless of it being high risk or no. I have several friends who have had preeclampsia and/or gestational diabetes and the majority were induced. Now the behavior of this particular lady is rather suspicious. But honestly, as a pregnant woman being 39 weeks, my doctor has already suggested stripping my membranes to help me out since my child has been dropped for some time and my pubic bone and entire pelvis is so sore I cannot sleep for more than 2 hours a night.


There are various reasons labor may be induced by an Obstetrician. The main reason is to avoid complications of the birth. Another reason is a late birth.


I would say for about 5 weeks


The ant. pit. gland secretes a large amount of estrogen into your body which starts the labor proces. So yes I believe it would.


My now ex-wife, tried to get me to believe that to. I'm not accusing anyone of anything but i would get a paternity test just to make sure


At 35 weeks why would you want to hurry things along? You will birth a preemie with complications if you deliver now. It is unsafe to induce or encourage labor before 39 weeks unless you have specific medical complications that make continuing the pregnancy unsafe.


..i had a missed miscarriage at 13 weeks and was told the fetus was the size of 6 weeks. My doctor told me i was a perfect candidate to induce labor with medication that you insert vaginally. Within one hour i had horrible contractions and started bleeding heavily along with clots. Within a half hour of the bleeding my fiance found me in the bathroom unconcious and not breathing...he somehow got me and my two sons{who happen to be disabled} to the hospital where i spent 3 hrs in the E.R and the fetus was removed. I spent two days in the hospital and was told i had lost so much blood that my organs were shutting down and needed blood transfusions. It took me over 3 months to feel back to normal..i really would consider a D&C over anything that makes your body induce labor.


Not in small quantities. Pineapple contains something called Bromelain which is said to soften the cervix which can help induce labor. But the quantity needed would be pretty large. And each individual handles things differently. If you are concerned, consult your physician.


Why would you want to induce your labor? There is a very good reason that pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks -- your baby NEEDS every bit of that time to become healthy and strong. I've been there and understand your impatience but give your baby its best chance and let nature take its course. You won't be sorry!!!


Not unless it was life threatening either for you or for the baby. Most doctors wait until at least 38 to 39 weeks before they will induce. Some wait until after 40 weeks, but thankfully mine is not one of them... :)


Nothing should be put on the cervix, that is where the mucus plug is. Labor starts when the baby is ready and only a doctor would try to induce by inserting anything. Anything else is dangerous. If you have passed 40 weeks the thing you can do is to walk stairs, eat spicy food, have sex etc in order to possibly start labor.


The baby probably isn't ready yet. Where I went to the hospital if you were 5cm dialated they would keep you and induce labor. you can be zero dilated and be in labor. As soon as your muscles start contracting you are in labor and have pains.



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