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why does labour delay or not start at all in some women until they are induced?

I have had three previous pregnancy's and labour has never started on its own until i was induced what is the cause of this?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, SOme women have longer cycles and their labour may not be ready to start until over 42 weeks but the large majority of health professionals do not want to put the baby at risk so schedule an induction before this. So perhaps this was your case, especially if you neede dto be induced for all three. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 23 Jun 2010