Complications of labor induction among multiparous women in a community-based hospital system
Not that I’d recommend arguing with a woman in labor, but…. There is quite a bit of evidence that the more we try to intervene in pregnancy, the more problems we create. I just never understand where medicine developed the gall to think we could do it better than Mother Nature. Granted, there are cases where medical intervention can save both the baby’s and mom’s lives. But that’s not what we’re talking about here.
In today’s hospitals, the induction of labor is almost a given, and yet, we see in this study that not only does it increase the risk of having a C-section by 37%, but it also extends labor!! So…try to shorten labor with medication and you actually make it worse.