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Questions from Our Readers: Commentary on Lamaze International's Statement on Induction

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Abstract:

Lamaze International recommends that ``pregnant women neither choose nor agree to be induced unless there is a true medical indication for induction.'' This commentary discusses the recommendation and its implications for the practice of childbirth education.

Keywords: Lamaze International recommendations for induction; childbirth education; evidence-based practice; induction

Document Type: Editorial

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812401X88110

Affiliations: JUDITH LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and the Chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council. She is also an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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