Saying “No” to Induction
The Journal of Perinatal Education | Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FAACE | Spring 2006
While written over a decade ago, this Journal of Perinatal Education article is more important than ever given the rising rate of labor inductions and maternal morbidity. In this article, childbirth educator Judith Lothian encourages women to say “no” to induction, explaining that the last days and weeks of pregnancy are vitally important for both the mother and her baby, insuring the baby’s maturity and the mother’s readiness for labor. Thus, women should have confidence that when their body and their baby are ready, labor will begin spontaneously.