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Old 01-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Before you agree to induction, do you know your Bishop Score?

This is not directed at families facing confirmed medical issues like pre-eclampsia or IUGR.

Since we're getting to the point where some care providers (or mamas themselves) start talking about inducing labour, I wanted to be sure everyone knows about Bishop scores. I wasn't given this information as a FTM, yet it's critical in making an informed choice.

If your baby is not ready to be born, then trying to forcefully initiate labour can (and often does) result in a downward spiral of intervention. For a FTM with a score <7, induction triples your risk of avoidable c-section. For a multiparous woman with a previous vaginal birth, your risk is still doubled.

http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.ca/2...of-bishop.html

It's your right to ask for your score before consenting to any type of induction, from Pitocin to a stretch & sweep. And it's always your right to refuse any intervention in the intricate dance between you and baby. Sharing with others because I didn't know myself.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing! Good info
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Re: Before you agree to induction, do you know your Bishop Score?

That is a great resource to share, you should post it over on pregnancy too. I didn't realize how many women didn't realize that there are criteria that should be met before even considering. It is a shame the healthcare system does not educate people more.
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