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Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term573649
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/08/2017
Definition:Help on this termA secondary indication for an induction being performed to commence a birth event.

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Object class:Birth event
Definition:Help on this termThe sequence of actions by which a baby and the afterbirth (placenta) are expelled or extracted from the uterus at childbirth. The process usually starts spontaneously about 280 days after conception with onset of labour, but it may be started by artificial means.
Specialisation of:Help on this termLife event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termUniversity of Oxford 2002. Concise Colour Medical Dictionary 3rd ed. UK: Oxford University Press

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Property:Additional indication for induction of labour
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An indication for an induction being performed to initiate labour in a pregnant female, that is secondary to the main indication but which contributes to the clinician's decision to induce.

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

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Has been superseded by Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour, code N[N] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour, code N[N] Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

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