induce labor in

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: labor
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Mother Jones magazine has obtained FDA figures listing 30 cases of uterine rupture associated with the use of the drug Cytotec to induce labor in expectant mothers, including 8 cases in which the fetus died in utero.
Wagner notes that Cytotec is not used to induce labor in Europe and chides American physicians for what he calls "vigilante obstetrics.