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INDUCTION, eccles. law. The giving a clerk, instituted to a benefice, the actual possession of its temporalties, in the nature of livery of seisin. Ayl. Parerg. 299.

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Induction of labor is therefore an acceptable tool when a woman is either going past term or is presenting with a problem during her pregnancy, even if it is not a severe medical illness.
Induction of labor with a viable infant: a randomized clinical trial comparing intra-vaginal dinoprostone.
oral misoprostol for induction of labor double blind randomized trial.
The purpose of this study was to explore the induction of labor practices in a rural, midwestern hospital.
If convenience is very important to her, I would suggest a scheduled induction of labor after thirty-nine weeks gestation, rather than a primary elective cesarean section.
A 32-year-old primigravida was admitted at 40 weeks' gestation for induction of labor following amniorrhexis.
The induction of labor is important when a woman is significantly overdue or dealing with pregnancy-related high blood pressure or diabetes, but critics say that Cytotec is often being used for what Mother Jones calls "convenience inductions," i.
The uterine opening (cervix) is soft and capable of dilating if induction of labor is indicated by clinical conditions.
The program is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality and complications, unnecessary induction of labor, elective deliveries, and prematurity rates.
Coverage also includes underweight and obese women, anemia, infections, abnormalities, medical diseases, hypertensive disorders, normal and abnormal labor, intrapartum monitoring and management, induction of labor, twins and multiple pregnancy, intrauterine growth restriction, instrumental delivery, postpartum collapse and hemorrhage, trauma, maternal injuries, cesarean delivery, neonatal resuscitation, prematurity, postmaturity, ultrasonography, diet and exercise, prescribing in pregnancy, and other issues.
Preinduction sonographic measurment of cervical length in the prediction of successful induction of labor.
Researchers found that approximately 34 percent of women who opted for elective induction of labor ultimately had a cesarean section, while only 20 percent of women who labored naturally underwent a cesarean delivery.