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owl13 Wed 28-Oct-09 09:32:18

Does anybody know what proportion of women end up having to be induced? Is it higher for women expecting their first child?

pipWereRabbit Wed 28-Oct-09 11:12:52

It seems that the national average is about 20% of labours starting by induction.

I've not been able to find any information of whather it's different for first timers.

However, there does seem to be quite a bit of difference by region - so I'm linking to some tables that where you can look up the figures for your own trust.

here

owl13 Wed 28-Oct-09 12:27:31

Thanks Pip. The tables are fascinating, though England-only. Any idea where I'd get similar data for Wales?

pipWereRabbit Wed 28-Oct-09 18:17:04

This report has some data for Wales in it.
here

owl13 Thu 29-Oct-09 13:08:42

One of the most interesting things I've read since getting pregnant. Thank you very much.

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