Obstetric “Conveniences”: Elective Induction of Labor, Cesarean Birth on Demand, and Other Potentially Unnecessary Interventions

@article{Simpson2005ObstetricE,
  title={Obstetric “Conveniences”: Elective Induction of Labor, Cesarean Birth on Demand, and Other Potentially Unnecessary Interventions},
  author={K. Simpson and K. Thorman},
  journal={The Journal of Perinatal \& Neonatal Nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={134–144}
}
Common obstetric interventions are often for “convenience” rather than for clinical indications. Before proceeding, it should be clear who is the beneficiary of the convenience. The primary healthcare provider must make sure that women and their partners have a full understanding of what is known about the associated risks, benefits, and alternative approaches of the proposed intervention. Thorough and accurate information allows women to choose what is best for them and their infant on the… Expand
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