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They also made clear that they would like to increase awareness of the potential harmful effects that elective induction can have on both women and their infants. It is a University of Adelaide study that says elective induction or inducing labor through unnatural means is becoming more common nowadays.recognized reasons. The study aims for better understanding of the optimal timing and management of labor and birth for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy. and induction of labor for non-recognized reasons. Dr Grivell said the lowest risk of adverse complications both for mother and baby occurred with the spontaneous onset of labor between 38 and 39 weeks. the study states that there is a significant increase of 64% chance of the newborn infant requiring nursery care in a Special Care Baby Unit and an increase risk of 44% requiring treatment compared with infants born following spontaneous onset of labor. induction of labor for recognized medical reasons.000 births from across South Australia. And it also showed that it affects the baby’s condition. . The results show that there is a 67% increased chance of requiring a cesarean section for those who had induction of labor for non. Dr Rosalie Grivell from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute compared cases in which women had undergone spontaneous onset of labor. They also promote spontaneous induction of labor in the absence of serious maternal or fetal problems or a medical recommendation. from 2006 to 2007. She has studied the data of more than 28.SUMMARY The article states that unnecessary induction of labor to pregnant women causes further complication than spontaneous labor.

and we could never take back that anymore. It is always better to be sure that to take risk with the life of a human being at hand. I believe that elective induction of labor is only for those who have existing medical condition.REACTION It is a good study. For us part of the medical team especially to nursing profession. rather continue to gain their trust and confidence in us. let us not break their trust. The lives of our patients is in our hands so it is our duty to do what is best no matter how much it takes for us to secure their safety and preserve their lives. so we have to prevent from doing things or manipulating situations in order to prevent further complication to the patient’s present state. artificial or elective induction could cause a nurse’s license and the trust of the public to the medical team if the situation comes to worst. it is better to stay with the natural ways than to compromise the health or condition of the mother and the baby. . prevention is better than cure. They went to medical institution because they trust that in the hands of the medical team they will be safe. serious maternal or fetal problems and in emergency cases where it is most needed. The baby’s life could be at risk without even noticing it due to improper practices. For me it is not important to rush things up if the quality will be sacrificed just like in induction of labor.

from http://www. March 29).sciencedaily. REFERENCE University of Adelaide (2012. this will encourage them to do more study about the regular routine in the hospital which might cause complications to patients without knowing it. This will also alert them to stay with the protocols of the hospital. 2012. For women especially to those who are currently pregnant. ScienceDaily. this for them to be aware of the pros and cons of such procedures so that they will not be deprived of their rights as patients. this will be very helpful for them to know the different procedures and steps before the finally give birth. Inducing labor unnecessarily increases risk of complications. Retrieved April 16. This will be additional knowledge for them to inform and spread the news as well. For the medical professionals. This will give them the idea that it will not be easy but it could secure her and the baby’s safe condition.RECOMMENDATION For the general public.htm .com/releases/2012/03/120329100904.

induction for non-recognized reasons was associated with a 67% increased chance of requiring a cesarean section. 2012) — Inducing labor in pregnant women when it's not medically necessary is more likely to result in complications at birth.ARTICLE Inducing Labor Unnecessarily Increases Risk of Complications ScienceDaily (Mar. Dr Rosalie Grivell from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute has studied the data of more than 28. She compared cases in which women had undergone spontaneous onset of labor. "We hope our findings will increase awareness of the potential harmful effects that elective induction can have on both women and their infants. Elective induction is becoming more common around the world. with many women being induced for social and other non-medical reasons. induction of labor for recognized medical reasons." . and induction of labor for "nonrecognized" reasons. "Our research is aimed at better understanding the optimal timing and management of labor and birth for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy. according to a University of Adelaide study. It also significantly increased the chance of the newborn infant requiring nursery care in a Special Care Baby Unit (an increased risk of 64%) or requiring treatment (an increased risk of 44%) compared with infants born following spontaneous onset of labor.000 births from across South Australia." Dr Grivell said. induction of labor is best avoided. 29. from 2006 to 2007. In the absence of serious maternal or fetal problems or a medical recommendation. Compared with women who entered labor spontaneously.

" Dr Grivell said.Dr Grivell said the lowest risk of adverse complications both for mother and baby occurred with the spontaneous onset of labor between 38 and 39 weeks. . This study has been published in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. awaiting the spontaneous onset of labor is best. "While a natural birth is not always possible for women who already have complications in pregnancy. the results of this study suggest that for women whose pregnancy is uncomplicated.

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