NICE Induction of Labour guidelines 2021
NICE have recently updated their guidelines on induction of labour. These can be found on their website here if you would like to read them in full but there are a few parts that stand out to me.
Induction of labour has become a worldwide epidemic. In some circumstances induction is absolutely necessary but more often than not, the reasons given to parents - you are overdue, too small, too big, not progressing - are not based on good science. Invariably, women are told about the risks of NOT having an induction, rarely are they told of the risk of consenting.