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Main indication for induction of labour

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term569585
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
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The primary indication guiding the clinician's decision to perform an induction to initiate labour in a pregnant female.

Induction of labour is the initiation of labour by artificial means prior to its spontaneous onset. Methods of inducing labour include both pharmacological medication and mechanical or physical approaches.

Induction may be recommended for a number of reasons to protect the health of mother and baby.

Property group:Help on this termBirth event

Source and reference attributes

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National Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Birth event—main indication for induction of labour Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

Birth event—main indication for induction of labour Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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