If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Induction of labour

Induction of labour info graphic image Induction of labour is offered for a variety of reasons. The doctor or midwife recommending this should explain the indication and alternatives.

36 of every 100 women who give birth at NUH have an induced labour.

The reasons include:

  • baby is overdue
  • baby is large or small
  • concerns about health of woman or baby
  • reduced movements

Learn more here: 

Induction of labour[pdf] 530KB

It could take 3 days from beginning induction of labour to the birth of your baby.

 

This varies because:

  • everyone responds differently to the induction process
  • there may be a wait for a bed on labour suite

 

Outpatient induction is offered if:

  • an adult birth partner is at home with you
  • you have transport to get to hospital
  • you are >38 weeks and there are no health issues with you or baby
  • you speak English

Learn more here: 

Outpatient Induction of Labour[pdf] 285KB

 

If your induction of labour takes place in hospital, this will usually begin on the induction lounge and continue on the labour suite.