Friday, January 23, 2009

Unnecessary Inductions

A not-very-surprising article about unnecessary inductions came to my attention this week:

"Concerns have been raised about pregnant women being induced 'unnecessarily', after a Scottish audit of 17,000 births."

"In more than a quarter of cases, researchers could not find a medical or other explanation for the procedure."

I wish these concerns would actually reach those who are perpetuating the problem! The person who sent me the link made the point that, "Public Health campaigns need to focus on this sort of information."

I also wanted to note that there are good blog posts at BOLD Thoughts and Unnecesarean about the recent Obstetrics & Gynecology study regarding the link between the rising cesarean rate and the rising rate of maternal complications (morbidity). You can also read the Chicago Tribune article about it here.

Molly Remer
CfM Blogger

No comments: