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Aaaah, sweet evidence. Thanks for sharing! I think I'll print the article out and staple it to my birth plan!

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Posted on Facebook. Thanks for the link. Smile

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Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you don't mind if I snag it and post it to my BB.

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Posted on FB. Smile On my own page as well as on the natural birthing mothers group. Smile

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Thanks for posting!

Quick question on the following point - "Inductions add to the risk of poor outcomes for the health of the baby. Artificially-induced labors increase the rate of fetal distress and a serious complication of labor called shoulder dystocia (when the baby's shoulders have difficulty passing through the mother's pelvic bones). Elective induction babies are also more likely to need phototherapy to treat jaundice after birth, and are at higher risk for breathing difficulties and admission to neonatal intensive care."

I've never read anything about the shoulder dystocia increase - anyone know why this might be the case? - I'm curious!

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Wow did the crap hit the fan on my facebook page. lol. I should have known. Basically all of my friends and family are huge medical believers that think the doctors don't do anything wrong and that every intervention they do is necessary. :rolleyes:

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"kridda_88" wrote:

Wow did the crap hit the fan on my facebook page. lol. I should have known. Basically all of my friends and family are huge medical believers that think the doctors don't do anything wrong and that every intervention they do is necessary. :rolleyes:

OhOhOhOH......Friend me...I wanna read and/or join in!
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Just posted this to my FB page.

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"kridda_88" wrote:

Wow did the crap hit the fan on my facebook page. lol. I should have known. Basically all of my friends and family are huge medical believers that think the doctors don't do anything wrong and that every intervention they do is necessary. :rolleyes:

oooh....me too...that's part of the fun!

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Shared on my FB too. Thanks.

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"tink9702" wrote:

Thanks for posting!

Quick question on the following point - "Inductions add to the risk of poor outcomes for the health of the baby. Artificially-induced labors increase the rate of fetal distress and a serious complication of labor called shoulder dystocia (when the baby's shoulders have difficulty passing through the mother's pelvic bones). Elective induction babies are also more likely to need phototherapy to treat jaundice after birth, and are at higher risk for breathing difficulties and admission to neonatal intensive care."

I've never read anything about the shoulder dystocia increase - anyone know why this might be the case? - I'm curious!

I dare say it has to do with the fact that moms who are on on pit *almost* always go for epidurals, since pit labour is so much harder to cope with than natural labour. Epidurals restrict moms to bed, usually flat on her back. A lot of these moms will probably also have
other interventions that restrict movement, like EFM (especially internal). It's more difficult for a pelvis to accomodate a baby when it's in its most restricted position. And usually, a simple position change (to or from all-fours) is enough to alleviate shoulder dystocia...but for some reason most OBs either don't believe it or couldn't be bothered to try it...especially if mom can't move herself and needs help.

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That was an interesting article.

Krista- I looked on your page so I could jump in and defend you, but I guess I missed it all because I couldn't find it. Next time give me a heads up. I love a good debate Smile

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I posted the article on FB and was told, "you seem bitter..."

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great article, I'm not as well informed as alot of you on here, but I believe that any kind of intervention that our body isn't ready for naturally (obviously it's unavoidable in some cases) has major risks.

What I don't understand is, and maybe it's becuase I'm more into the natural mind set than I was before my pg with Aidan, but why are people so bitter about others who want to try the most natural route possible? Like I seriously get slammed for wanting to go drug free, but I was applauded when I opted for the epi with my son. And if I even suggested to a friend of mine to wait until she was at least 40 weeks before even considering induction she looked at me like I had 3 heads. I'm going to post this on FB and Em and Jordan will see the sh*t fly for sure LOL.

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"Allie01979" wrote:

great article, I'm not as well informed as alot of you on here, but I believe that any kind of intervention that our body isn't ready for naturally (obviously it's unavoidable in some cases) has major risks.

What I don't understand is, and maybe it's becuase I'm more into the natural mind set than I was before my pg with Aidan, but why are people so bitter about others who want to try the most natural route possible? Like I seriously get slammed for wanting to go drug free, but I was applauded when I opted for the epi with my son. And if I even suggested to a friend of mine to wait until she was at least 40 weeks before even considering induction she looked at me like I had 3 heads. I'm going to post this on FB and Em and Jordan will see the sh*t fly for sure LOL.

You tease! Now you're gonna have to friend me so I can see the drama! Lol

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You tease! Now you're gonna have to friend me so I can see the drama! Lol

LOL sure, you can chime in too, and not only will the sh*t fly on FB I'll get hell from the IL's too lol. both of their daughters were induced at 37-38 weeks, because they were teenagers (that's the explaination I was given anway) , they laboured for 2 days and then both ended in C-Sections.

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"Allie01979" wrote:

LOL sure, you can chime in too, and not only will the sh*t fly on FB I'll get hell from the IL's too lol. both of their daughters were induced at 37-38 weeks, because they were teenagers (that's the explaination I was given anway) , they laboured for 2 days and then both ended in C-Sections.

Ha! Just sent a friend request. Love your profile pic, BTW. Lol

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"Amber_daisy" wrote:

I dare say it has to do with the fact that moms who are on on pit *almost* always go for epidurals, since pit labour is so much harder to cope with than natural labour. Epidurals restrict moms to bed, usually flat on her back. A lot of these moms will probably also have
other interventions that restrict movement, like EFM (especially internal). It's more difficult for a pelvis to accomodate a baby when it's in its most restricted position. And usually, a simple position change (to or from all-fours) is enough to alleviate shoulder dystocia...but for some reason most OBs either don't believe it or couldn't be bothered to try it...especially if mom can't move herself and needs help.

I suspect it also has to do with the contractions being harder- harder for the baby to get in a natural position- and the fact they often break your waters when your induced, leaving the baby no room to maneuver in.

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Ha! Just sent a friend request. Love your profile pic, BTW. Lol

LOL thanks, that's on there to tick off SIL she hates when I post Aidan's bummer on my FB. Ok I'll add you tonight, I left my phone (AKA other left arm at home) so I can't go on from here.

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"Allie01979" wrote:

LOL thanks, that's on there to tick off SIL she hates when I post Aidan's bummer on my FB. Ok I'll add you tonight, I left my phone (AKA other left arm at home) so I can't go on from here.

Lol Sounds like we have very similar relationships with our ILs.