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Louisiana's Initiative to End Elective Inductions Before 39 Weeks


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July 15th, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Louisiana, one of 13 states to receive an F on the 2010 March of Dimes Prematurity Report Card, has announced an initiative to end elective births before 39 weeks of pregnancy.  Louisiana ranks 49th in the nation for infant mortality and preterm birth, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.  The state also has
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July 15th, 2011, 11:32 AM
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I'm happy about this! I'm glad my state is trying to do something right.
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July 15th, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Honestly, I would be more happy to see elective inductions banned before 41 weeks. Obviously medical complications can occur so I also advocate that late term testing also be the norm at 40 weeks. I honestly don't understand why an ultrasound at 39-40 weeks isn't more common. It could tell a doctor so much about what to expect at delivery.
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July 18th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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I think woman should be induced at 39 weeks. We waited till 40 weeks and I almost died and am damaged for life because my doctor waited...
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