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Induced Labour: For or Against?

19 pages11 minutes


Should women be induced when they reach their due date? Attitudes toward the induction of labour, c-section, and stillbirth have changed radically since the 1970s, but are still controversial topics. Renowned obstetrician Jim Dornan tells the compelling, moving and true story of Paddy and Marie as a way of exploring some of the arguments for and against induced labour.

This story was originally published as ‘Paddy and Marie’ in Jim Dornan’s bestselling book An Everyday Miracle: Delivering Babies, Caring for Women.

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