Obstetrics & gynaecology

AWHONN recommends reducing overuse of labor induction

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is medically necessary.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Early planned birth linked to risk of poor child development

Planned births occur where a considered decision is made to deliver an infant, and in recent years there have been significant changes in clinical practice resulting in an increase in planned births before the ideal time ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ACOG: interventions can be limited during labor, birth

(HealthDay)—Women can meet their labor and birth goals with minimal intervention, according to an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee Opinion published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.