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When nature needs a hand

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Induction of labour

Most inductions take place on Ward 4 (see tour, although there are some changes to the ward since this was made, due to winter pressures) Where possible you will have a single room. It can take a couple of days to encourage your body into labour, especially with the first baby. 

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https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/induction-labour/

Forceps or Ventouse Birth

In labour an assisted birth may be necessary if the baby is showing signs of distress and needs to be born quickly; and the mother's cervix is already fully dilated.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/ventouse-forceps-delivery/

Caesarean Section Birth

The 'elective' C Sections take place from Ward 4, for many different reasons, eg if baby is in a breech position or your placenta is lying over the cervix.

In labour, an emergency C section may be necessary if the baby is showing signs of distress and needs to be born quickly; and the mother's cervix is not fully dilated.

https://www.nhs.uk/video/Pages/what-is-involved-in-a-caesarean-section.aspx

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