Tag: induction

More reasons to personalise the ‘due date’

A new study has added further weight to the idea that we ought to be individualising women’s ‘due dates’ rather than using a universal calculation. Published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, a paper by…

Whatever happened to the precautionary principle?

Is anyone else feeling disgruntled at the ongoing trend in the research literature towards attempting to justify earlier and earlier induction of labour?  A year or so ago, I unpacked a meta-analysis which claimed that, contrary to the experience of…

Induction of labour: what do women think?

A German study has shown that women want more information and support with decision-making about induction of labour, especially when there is no good medical reason to do this (for instance in the case of routine induction for so-called ‘post-term’…