Can we talk about elective Induction of Labor (IOL) at 39 weeks gestation? Is this still the norm at your facility?
I know ACOG guidelines state that there shouldn't be any elective inductions prior to 39 weeks, but at my current facility there seems to be such a rarity of spontaneous labor.
Everyone chooses induction (chemical birth) at 39 and x number of days gestation...... what happened to people going the "full 40"? And isn't there something to be said about the increased rate in Cesarean sections when elective inductions are the norm?
Is there any crackdown at your facility on OB's who are so eagerly ready to induce their patients once they hit 39 weeks?
just curious if this is still the norm.....