Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage:
Weaving ancient wisdom with modern knowledge
Why Induction Matters
In modern maternity systems one in four women have their labour induced. Why Induction Matters provides a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to this common intervention. The induction process is explained detail, and reasons for offering induction are discussed. Options related to inducing labour or choosing to wait are explored, and women’s experiences are included throughout. The book aims to help parents make their own informed decisions about induction of labour.
Chapter 6: Pregnancy and birth: health and wellbeing for the woman and family
In: Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities, 2nd edition
Editors: Margaret Barnes and Jennifer Rowe