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.