Thursday, April 20, 2017

Its your body and your baby

It's best to let nature take its course and let your body go into labor naturally. Many woman elect to be induced which can lead to longer labors, infection, hemorrhage, cesarean section and other problems for mom and baby. Induction of labor should only occur if there is a MEDICAL reason to be induced. Convenience is not a medical reason. High blood pressure, low amniotic fluid, postdates, are just a few reasons. ACOG has other information on this for woman. If someone is worried about how big the baby is, ask for an ultrasound for fetal weight. Ive seen people have a c-section for a expected 9 lb baby that turns out to be 6 lb baby that could have been delivered vaginally. Ultrasounds can be off a pound or so.

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