Induction of Labour

The most common reasons for inducing labour are pregnancy extending beyond 40 weeks and prolonged prelabour rupture of membranes. Induction of labour is associated with increased cesarean section rates among first time mothers. The chart below illustrates that induction rates vary widely across British Columbia.

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Perinatal Services BC, British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry. Years Provided: 2007-2011.
Resource type: Extract. Data provided: 2014.

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