5 Quotes to Remind You Not to Induce by Birth Without Fear on November 15, 2010

Posted August 17th, 2011 in doula, fresno, Fresno birth, Fresno Birth Doula, labor, Uncategorized by Kathryn DiPalma

I just read the best article on”Birth Without Fear” website that I had to pass on to you!


“We can make a woman have contractions, but we don’t always succeed in forcing her body to release the baby and give birth. If we start a labor with chemicals, we may very well have to finish it with a surgeon’s scalpel.” – Gail Hart, Midwife

“Inducing tends to create longer, more difficult, more painful births in general, and it ups a woman’s chance of having a c-section by two to three times.” – Jennifer Block, Author of Pushed

“I firmly believe that mothers are not informed enough to know that this [labor induction or augmentation with Pitocin] is not a good idea, and that any woman who has the right information would not want to have her baby induced.” – Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, professor of nursing at St. Louis University School of Nursing

“French obstetrician and author Michel Odent, also a critic of the induction ‘epidemic’, as he calks it, argues that labor begins when the baby is ready to be born. Odent likens gestation to apples ripening on a tree: ‘You wouldn’t pick them all on the same day, would you?’ ” – Jennifer Block, Author of Pushed (Michael Odent

“It used to be that a pregnancy lasting beyond 42 weeks was considered ‘post-term.’ But today, inducing on or before 41 weeks is fairly standard across North America.” – Jennifer Block, Author of Pushed

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