induce labor in

induce labor in (someone)

To cause a pregnant woman to begin the birthing process. The doctors plan to induce labor in Alexis if she doesn’t start having contractions by Tuesday. We'll use Pitocin to induce labor in the patient.
See also: induce, labor
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induce labor in someone

to cause the onset of childbirth in a mother-to-be. They decided to induce labor in the mother-to-be. They decided not to induce labor in Alice.
See also: induce, labor
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Wagner, the former official with the World Health Organization, notes that Cytotec is not used to induce labor in Europe, and chides American obstetricians for what he calls "vigilante obstetrics."