How To Prepare For Labor Induction. Generally speaking between 39-41 weeks gestation is the appropriate time to start trying to induce labor at home. In special situations labor is induced for nonmedical reasons such as living far away from the hospital.
If your labor doesnt start on its own your healthcare provider can give you medication and use other techniques to bring on induce contractions. Its easier to get a cervix to open and labor to begin when the cervix is ready or ripe for birth. Generally speaking between 39-41 weeks gestation is the appropriate time to start trying to induce labor at home.
The only purpose of a needle is to extract fluid that is drawn up by the foley bulb.
The doctor will determine various factors to see if labor induction is necessary or not. Labor inductions can be just as lengthy if not longer than natural labor so you will be spending a while in the hospital. Your doctor or midwife will do a vaginal exam and calculate a Bishop Score that estimates how likely an induction is to bring on labor. Sometimes however some women are offered a hormone drip Syntocinon which is made up of artificial oxytocin.