​If your pregnancy is over 40 weeks and labor has not commenced on its own or if there is concern for you or your baby's health, your medical team may suggest labor induction. This is a procedure used to stimulate uterine contractions during pregnancy before labor begins on its own. If you require labor induction you will be admitted to a dedicated ward where your midwife will support you through the process. A successful labor induction leads to a vaginal birth