What are some of the reasons you might consider inducing labor? Watch this video to learn why doctors may recommend a planned induction for some women. Dr. Shelby Dickison explains how some women are recommended an induction of labor based on a medical condition. Also, some expecting mothers without any risk factors can benefit from undergoing a planned induction of labor at 39 weeks. So take some time to discuss with your doctor and ask if a planned induction would be a good option for you.