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Induction is an intervention carried out during labour of a reproductive female during a problem pregnancy. Indications for an induction are if the woman is way past her date, has preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, some maternal disease, a premature rupture of membranes, or fetal growth restriction.

Induction is carried out by the administration of Syntocinon (a synthetic oxytocin), prostagalndins, or by artificially rupturing membranes (aka ARM).