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Old 08-15-2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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Re: To Induce or Not To Induce...HELP!

Personally I wouldn't recommend anyone get an induction unless there is a medical reason to do it. There are risks that come with doing an induction. Read up on pitocin and you'll see what some of the risks are. An induction, INHO , should be carefully weighed considering the benefits vs. the risks. One of the risks is a postpartum hemorrhage, when the uterus gets tired out from all the pitocin and chooses not to contract down like it's supposed to after delivery. Another is the risk of fetal distress. Lots of women go through induction safely, but the risks are there. I myself had a postpartum hemorrhage afterwards. I'm very nervous regarding whether they'll want to induce me again.