Inside The Box: No More Elective Inductions?

Minnesota could be the first state to try and stop doctors from inducing labor in pregnant women, unless it’s medically necessary.

The goal is to get more women to carry their babies to at least the 39-week point.

Research has shown babies delivered early do have more health problems than those that are delivered at full term.

Because of that, Minnesota’s Department of Human Services is proposing that hospitals create a plan to help reduce the number of elective inductions they perform.

Hospitals that don’t provide a plan can plan on doing more paperwork for each birth.

So what do you think?

Is this a decision parents and their doctor should be able to make without the state getting involved?

Have your say right now Inside the Box.


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