A new push to induce women at 39 weeks has sparked massive debate.
There’s a new call from doctors to deliver babies early in a controversial bid to prevent stillbirths.
However a prominent researcher claims this could damage a baby’s intelligence as their little brains are still rapidly growing towards the end of pregnancy.
Comments on the debate include:
– “You can’t set an exact number of weeks and induce labor as if everyone is the same. These are not factory machines outputting babies.
If I’d been induced at 39 weeks my 39 year old daughter most likely would not have lived as her lungs would not have been developed enough at 39 weeks. She was born at 47 weeks – hibernating pregnancy.”
– “They come when they come. Bet surgeons would love to have an increase in unnecessary c-sections $$$.”
– “No way, they come when they’re ready!!! I understand in some circumstances it is necessary for them to be born early, but let the woman’s body do what it’s meant to do, too much medical intervention in not good.”
– “I think it needs to be individual based. Each pregnancy has its own risks. The doctor and parents need to have an open communication and come to an agreement of what is best for baby and Mum. Some women need to be induced, others don’t.”
– “Crazy, every pregnancy is individual! If you look at the research for still birth the risk doesn’t raise massively. Scan dates are just estimations. I think this view will cause more traumatic births because they are routinely making a women’s body do …”
– “How about… everyone leave nature alone? she knows what she is doing.”
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