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How to have a positive induction

1 in 4 women in the UK will be induced for a variety of different reasons. Hopefully by the time you’ve come to read this blog you’ve already done your research and you’re aware that an induction can be a long and uncomfortable process. If you’ve made the decision to have an induction hopefully this guide will help you make your birth your own and have the very best experience.

1. Knowledge is power! Know that an induction is totally your choice, a caesarean section could also be an option Use your BRAIN (benefits, risks, alternatives, instincts, nothing) Read books to learn about the induction process; Why Induction Matters by Rachel Reed and Inducing Labour and In Your Own Time by Dr Sara Wickham so you know what to expect. Invest in a Hypnobirthing course to learn about the birthing process, particularly the importance of relaxation, oxytocin, endorphins and oxygen during birth.