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More and more women in Australia are having their labour induced. Does it matter?

By Angela Brown, Midwifery Program Director, University of South Australia
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Induction of labour for women having their first baby has risen in Australia from 26% in 2010 to 46% in 2020, according to the latest data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). This compares to a rise from 21% to 34% over roughly the same period in the UK (for all births, not just…The Conversation

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