Elective induction of labor: a prospective clinical study, II: Psychological effects.

@article{Out1985ElectiveIO,
  title={Elective induction of labor: a prospective clinical study, II: Psychological effects.},
  author={J J Out and Mark Ewout Vierhout and Frans Verhage and Hugo Joseph Duivenvoorden and Henk C. S. Wallenburg},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={163-70}
}
Several authors have stated that induction of labor may have deleterious psychological effects on women's experiences of labor and early mother-infant interaction. Research on this subject is scarce and in most cases no distinction is made between elective induction and induction for medical reasons. For that reason the observed effects may also have been caused by the medical complications that led to the induction. Differences in experience of labor may also be in part explained by… CONTINUE READING