Pregnancy & Birth: Labor Induction

Dr. Anna Suarez Davis, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Baptist Hospital of Miami, says in medically indicated inductions, the earliest point in pregnancy that someone can be induced is 23 or 24 weeks. "An elective induction is a different story; it is not medically indicated and should not occur before 39 weeks and that even only if the cervix is prepared is favorable and ready to receive the contractions," she says.

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