The protocol to induce for postdates at 41 weeks was accepted by medical professionals about 10 years ago. The randomized controlled trials (RCT) for this protocol are based on poor quality studies that included births at high risk of perinatal death, such as premature births and those of diabetics, and entail high rates of noncompliance with protocol (Cohain 2015). There is no good evidence that induction for postdates among low-risk women results in better outcomes for mother or baby.
Photo Album: Photographer: Kayla Gonzales—austinbirthphotos.com
Media Review: In Shock: My Journey From Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope
Wisdom of the Midwives: Issue 127
Midwifery & Childbirth News: Issue 127
Letter to the editor, by Judy Slome Cohain
In this opinion piece, midwife Deb Puterbaugh argues that midwives need to stop giving their power to the doctors and take it back themselves.
Practical advice from hospital-based nurse-midwives on how to make hospital transfers go better.
A humorous, sad, and interesting story about a variety of births.