Three Questions to Ask Before Saying Yes to Induction

“So how would you like to have your baby today?” That’s the temptation many caregivers dangle in front of their 38-week plus pregnant moms, an enticing offer when mom is feeling huge, isn’t sleeping well, and has been saying for weeks that she “wants this baby out!” But an elective labor induction, one that is […]

The Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices

No one can predict the kind of birth experience a woman will have, but there are many things women can do in pregnancy and labor to help ensure that birth is as safe as possible and that mom and baby are healthy. Using recommendations from the World Health Organization, Lamaze International developed the “Six Lamaze […]

Medical Reasons to Induce Labor

“I want this baby out of me!” It’s a common cry we hear from women in their later stages of pregnancy. No wonder: they feel big and heavy, they’re peeing three times an hour, having trouble sleeping, and dealing with indigestion after every meal. So when her caregiver asks, “Would you like to have your […]

Inducing Labor

Chances are pretty good that most of us know a mom who was induced to get her labor started.  That’s because every year, almost one quarter of all pregnant women in the United States have their labors artificially induced, which means they are given drugs to help the uterus to contract and/or for the cervix to ripen. […]

Three Questions to Ask Before Being Induced

“So how would you like to have your baby today?” That’s the temptation many caregivers dangle in front of their 38-week plus pregnant moms, an enticing offer when mom is feeling huge, isn’t sleeping well, and has been saying for weeks that she “wants this baby out!” But an elective labor induction, one that is […]