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25 Oct 2006

Induction risks
Dear Gynaedoc

what are the risks of being induced, specifically at 39 weeks? The baby currently weighs 3.3kgs, so he's not yet too heavy to wait a little longer. My gynae is leaving town for about 3 weeks, so we're considering doing an induction before he leaves. I'm worried about having an unknown, stand-in doctor at the birth. What are your thoughts on the matter of induction?
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01 Jan 0001

The risks of indiction of labour are a failed induction leading to a caesarean, infection, complications from the drugs used to induce labour, occasionally problems with the lungs being immature. These are not very common.

Best wishes
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