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sis_sweetpea July 15th, 2011 12:32 PM

Louisiana's Initiative to End Elective Inductions Before 39 Weeks
 
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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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sis_sweetpea July 15th, 2011 12:32 PM

I'm happy about this! I'm
 
I'm happy about this! I'm glad my state is trying to do something right.

MerinSun July 15th, 2011 05:28 PM

Honestly, I would be more
 
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.

superwoman8977 July 18th, 2011 09:36 AM

I think woman should be
 
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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