How successful are inductions at 41 weeks?

According to a major scientific review of birth records, overdue babies are more likely to be stillborn. The researchers estimate that for every 230 women induced at 41 weeks, one infant death could be prevented.

What percentage of inductions are successful?

Successful inductions were 76% of all inductions and goes to 91.3% if we exclude the other cesarean deliveries done for indications other than failed induction; this rate is slightly higher than the studies of Addis Ababa Army Hospital (59.7%) [15], Jimma University Hospital (65.7%) [14], Hawassa (61.6%) [13].

Can I refuse an induction at 41 weeks?

Hospital policy is not law. Many women aren’t aware they can decline an induction if there is no medical reason (and even if there is, but that’s unlikely to happen). You can ask your care provider to check your baby’s health, and yours, until such time as labour begins spontaneously.

How can induction be made successful?


  1. Prepare an induction checklist.
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  4. Encourage your whole team to be involved.
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  6. Encourage social interaction with your team.
  7. Outline your expectations clearly.
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Should labor be induced at 41 weeks of gestation?

Those women who choose not to be induced at 41 weeks can continue with twice-weekly monitoring, but should be informed that there is no evidence this can prevent poor outcomes for mother or baby. But critics have warned that medics should ensure women never feel pressured to be induced earlier than they want.

What is the average labor time after induction?

After adjusting for race, obesity, macrosomia, and Bishop score, women who were induced had a significantly longer total time in labor than women who labored spontaneously (median [95 percentile] in hours for nulliparous women: 5.5 [16.8] induced compared with 3.8 [11.8] spontaneous; for multiparous women 4.4 [16.2] induced compared with 2.4 [8

What to do before being induced?

Relaxing essential oils

  • Possibly a benedryl (ask your health care provider) if you’re feeling anxious and can’t stop your brain
  • Maybe a long walk before bed to tire you out
  • A prenatal massage might be nice
  • Listening to a meditation that relaxes you!
  • Should I induce at 41 weeks?

    The World Health Organization recommends induction at 41 weeks, but countries often vary in their practices. Wennerholm and colleagues compared the induction of labor at 41 weeks with a “wait and see” approach and induction at 42 weeks if labor had still not occurred.