What is induction of labour?
What happens after the labour induction process?
How long it takes for labour to start depends on how ripe your cervix is when your induction starts, the induction technique used and how your body responds to the procedure.
In most cases, labour induction leads to a successful vaginal birth. If labour induction fails, you might need to try another induction or have a caesarean section.
If you have a successful vaginal delivery after induction, there might be no implications for future pregnancies. If the induction leads to a caesarean section, your health care provider can help you decide whether to attempt a vaginal delivery with any pregnancy in the future.
With Dilapan-S® osmotic dilator, it is possible and safe to attempt vaginal delivery in your pregnancy, even if you had previously had a caesarean section!
Ask your doctor or midwife about Dilapan-S®
Having an induction of labour? Download a patient information leaflet here to discuss with your clinician.