There's much focus on home births and cesarean sections these days so many women are unaware of labor induction until their doctors suggest it. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, in 2005 the rate of induction of labor was 22.3 percent. That is double the number of inductions conducted in 1990. Since rates have increased so quickly, let's see how well-versed you are in your induction terminology.


How Well Do You Know Induction Terms?

One of the first things a doctor may try to induce labor is "stripping the membranes." What exactly is the doctor stripping?