Care Practice #1: Labor Begins on Its Own
Abstract:This updated edition of Care Practice Paper #1 presents the evidence for the benefits of allowing labor to begin on its own. The physiology of normal labor is contrasted with medical induction methods, and the potential harms of elective induction are reviewed. Women are encouraged to avoid induction of labor unless there is a medical reason.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2007
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