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Scheduled Birth – What’s It All About?

Friday, November 25th, 2016 YouTube Preview Image

Scheduled birth, labor induction, ever-increasing cesarean section rate, elective primary c/section…It’s enough to make your head spin. What does it mean? How do you make sense of it all?

Clear research shows that elective birth prior to a baby being 39 weeks, involves increased risks and complications. I’ve made a 1-minute video outlining the current trends around all of this. Take a minute to watch it and then tell me your thoughts about it. Ask me your questions, let me know what you are hearing, what your friends are doing and what your feelings are about it.

Your Comments

  1. Good info but not strong enough. Studies show higher complication rates and NICU stays for babies induced early. This trend is harmful and guidelines for elective births have been ignored for too long. moms need to understand the risks and OBs need stricter compliance and oversight by their department QI committees. This is thankfully getting the attention needed.

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