Thursday, January 21, 2010

Avoiding Unnecessary Interventions

Today we discussed how to avoid unnecessary interventions.

Individually we know what interventions we are okay with. We all start with a plan in our head. According to how labor goes, those plans may change. Some of the changes in our labor can be avoided by knowing the risks with choices. All interventions CAN have risks. They also can be used for good. We need to understand how these can effect our labor and birth.

Some helpful questions:
*Is it necessary?
*What is it for?
*How will it change the outcome?
*What are the risks?
*What are the benefits?
*Can we wait?

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