An induction isn't for everybody and it can be really scary, especially when you don't know what to expect. I mean, there are few things weirder than actually tricking your body into labor, right? But there are some normal things that happen when you get an induction, and they can make you feel a little better about the situation.
Inductions happen more than you may think. Although What to Expect noted that most doctors prefer to let nature take its course, there are some moments where inductions are necessary for the health of you and your baby. Whether you're overdue, having complications, or your water has broken, but labor hasn't progressed, you may find yourself talking to your doctor about giving your body a jump start into labor.
That's the weird part, right? Shouldn't nature have done its job already? But no matter how bizarre induction feels (and it can be really weird), it might be exactly what you and your pregnancy need to meet your baby. No matter what you're feeling, there are some very normal things that happen when you get an induction (even if they don't feel that way). So get educated, prepare for your induction as best you can, and if someone snaps at you for being crabby while you're being induced, remind them that you're the one about to push a baby out of your vagina. Nobody else gets a say in your mood. (Being crabby? Totally normal.)