Induction and Augmentation

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


  1. 1.

    Induction is defined as artificial initiation of labor.

  2. 2.

    Augmentation is defined as artificial stimulation of labor.

  3. 3.

    Induction should always be performed for a specific indication.



Fetal Heart Rate Artificial Initiation Uterine Rupture Heart Rate Monitoring Spontaneous Labor 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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