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Abstract:

In this column, the editor of The Journal of Perinatal Education discusses disadvantages of not waiting for labor to begin on its own and the effects of elective induction and cesarean surgery. The editor also describes the contents of this issue, which offer a broad range of resources, research, and inspiration for childbirth educators in their efforts to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth.

Keywords: elective induction; healthy birth; natural birth; normal birth; perinatal education; physiological childbirth education; safe birth

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.21.4.199

Publication date: 2012-01-01

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