In modern maternity systems one in four women have their labour induced. Why Induction Matters provides a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to this common intervention. The induction process is explained in detail, and reasons for offering induction are discussed. Options related to inducing labour or choosing to wait are explored, and women's experiences are included throughout. The book aims to help parents make their own informed decisions about induction of labour.
About the Author
Dr Rachel Reed is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She has provided midwifery care for hundreds of women in a range of settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. Rachel's Phd explored women's experience of birth and midwifery practice during birth. She is a writer and presenter, and is the author of the MidwifeThinking blog site. Rachel is originally from the North of England but now lives in a forest in Queensland Australia.
1. Making Decisions About Induction
2. Complications of Pregnancy
3. Variations of Pregnancy
4. Spontaneous Labour
5. Medical Induction: Ripening the Cervix and Breaking the Waters
6. Medical Induction: Inducing Contractions
7. Alternative Methods of Induction
8. Creating a Birth Plan for a Medical Induction
Further Reading and Resources
Series: Pinter & Martin Why it Matters
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 6th September 2018
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 11.1
Weight (kg): 0.13