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inducing labor

  • Don’t Let a Holiday Determine Baby’s Birthday: Say No to Induction.

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    This week begins a busy time in the Labor and Delivery Unit at most hospitals across our country.  Women who are due within a week of a holiday are typically given the option to induce labor as to avoid giving birth on the holiday itself.  In the past year, full-term pregnancies have been relabeled to 39 weeks instead of 37 weeks due to the highest (and at that point, still rising) c-section rates of all time.  Women were being electively induced as early as they could be (37 weeks), with some doctors leading the induction discussions. Continue reading

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