Induction is a form of using artificial means to get your labour started. This may be done by using drugs or by rupturing the membranes. You may require this if you or your baby has a medical condition that would benefit delivering the baby earlier than expected. This may also be done if you past your due-date. Your physician or midwife will discuss with you your eligibility for outpatient induction. For more information click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.