That's a great article; I missed it.
There's also this article that might appeal to more mainstream parents who are facing the lure of induction (yeah I know, i've posted this before, but it's a good article!):http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33483153...alth-pregnancy
I like how this article spells out several risks that many CPs just don’t talk about, or downplay, when it comes to inductions - including the increased risk of a c/s.
One issue that is not addressed in the article is when CPs make up medical reasons for inductions, or exaggerate a situation (like low fluid levels based on only one u/s, or one instance of high BP). It’s what happened to me (I was told I was “Pre-pre-eclamptic”) and I’ve come across a number of women on line to whom something along those lines has happened.
Here’s the related Obstetrics & Gynecology publication for the news article. http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal...Patient.7.aspx
If I understand the abstract correctly, it looks by simply enforcing stricter requirements for induction they reduced the c/s rate for first time mothers from over 30% to about 13%.
"…and the frequency of cesarean delivery among nulliparas undergoing elective induction dropped from 34.5% to 13.8%, a decrease of 60%. (P=.01)."