Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 01-27-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
Registered Users
Formerly: em**nti
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 513
My Mood:
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.


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.
Tandem BF'ing , BW'ing , CD'ing , Bed-sharing , Anti-circing , Proudly Canadian SAHM
My_Tree_Grows is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC. All Rights Reserved.