Can Elective Inductions Reduce the Cesarean Rate?

Today we are taking a close look at the ARRIVE trial abstract, research that suggests elective inductions at 39 weeks could reduce the Cesarean rate. What does this mean for pregnant people and maternity care? Does mother nature really have it all wrong? Is there a better way of reducing the Cesarean rate? Sharon Muza helps make sense of all these questions and more. Check it out.


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About Sharon Muza

Sharon is a Certified Birth Doula (DONA) and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator as well as a DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainer serving the Seattle area. She’s a Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators, and a trainer for Passion for Birth, a Lamaze Accredited Childbirth Educator Training Program. She has been working professionally in the world of birth and labor support and childbirth education since January, 2004, though she attended her first doula birth in 2001. Sharon has trained well over 1000 birth doulas!

Sharon is very active in the birth community and participates in many birth related organizations.

She is the the community manager for Lamaze International’s Science & Sensibility blog and the blog manager for the DONA Doula Chronicles, the professional blog for DONA International.

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