I posted it on facebook too but this was infuriating to me:
Particularly this line:
"The good news is that we are getting better," says Dr. Hal Lawrence of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He explains some people might choose to deliver preterm: "It can be by patient request or for the timing of delivery for both physician and patient. And, sometimes it's merely for convenience, or so they don't travel too far while in labor."
I just think of last pregnancy when doc wanted to break my water at 35 weeks because she was so afraid I'd go too soon/too quickly. I lasted another 2 weeks and might have gone longer if I hadn't eventually given in. Those 2 precious weeks helped my baby bake, and maybe with more time he wouldn't have had such jaundice issues.
I can't tell you how many friends of mine weren't even considering an induction when offered one by their OB at around 38 weeks. They weren't informed of the risks, there was no informed consent, just "hey, you ready to not be pregnant anymore?"