Kirsten - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
Why has it become so common to induce labor on the due date or even up to two weeks before without any medical reasons? I've heard several stories of women who were induced by their doctors on their due date or a little early who had no medical complications. All of these women were on their first baby. First babies are usually late! And all of them had to have at least one intervention that they didn't want during labor. From everything that I've read inducing labor greatly increases the risk of other interventions so why are so many doctors inducing now? What are your experiences? What are your opinions? I personally wouldn't let a doctor induce me until at least 2 weeks past my due date unless my or the babies health were at risk.