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Obviously, I am not attending the doctor visits. But I am a curious sort of fellow.Why do they induce labor rather than letting things take their course. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Not a doctor, either, but from my understanding from friends who've had induction, there may be some hormonal imbalance that is keeping it from occurring naturally and the baby could grow to a size that wouldn't be able to be born vaginally.There is also the possibility of "dry birth" if the water breaks and contractions don't start.As for one of the disadvantages, I understand that the contractions are worse when it's induced because they start out at the intensity a natural birth works up to over time, giving the mother a chance to get acclimated.MOI
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