One of the main reasons that a woman is induced when she is pregnant is because she has not gone into labor after being pregnant for 42 weeks. However, this is also something that can be relied on if there is complications that affect the mother or the baby’s health.
There are many differences between a labor that is induced and one that begins naturally. Normally, when a woman goes into labor, she will do so over the course of a few days. Her body will begin preparing for labor early. During this time, she may notice some minor contractions or other signs that she is beginning to go into labor.
However, with an induced labor, the body doesn’t have time to prepare for labor. This means that labor will begin suddenly and will be more painful than if it had started on its own. Since the body doesn’t have time to prepare for labor, it will have to prepare in a matter of moments rather than over the course of a few days.
It is usually best to have a natural labor rather than being induced. This is a safer process for the mother and can be safer for the baby as well. However, this is not always a possibility and many women are induced in order to start their labor.