Induction Preparation can be essential, even if you have attended antenatal classes because it helps to focus what you know on medical induction.
Induction can be straight-forward and it can also take some time. It is medical from the outset – very different from a spontaneous labour where you will spend some time at home – so it can be useful to know more of what to expect, to know more about your options and how to boost an induced labour.
Induction preparation can make a huge difference so you know more about:
- the hospital induction facilities
- what can boost an induction
- what you can do to feel more comfortable
- putting yourself at the centre of your care, saying what you need to do
- using positions and movement for comfort and help your baby to move into a better position for labour and birth
- using your breathing so you can be calm and focused, as well as more relaxed – which is crucial for induction
Induction feature as part of my antenatal course and 1:1 consultations can also focus on induction preparation.
There is also an article about Induction Preparation to find out more about the essentials.
Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting