COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

Why Induction Matters
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Dr Rachel Reed is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She has provided midwifery care for hundreds of women in a range of settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. Rachel's Phd explored women's experience of birth and midwifery practice during birth. She is a writer and presenter, and is the author of the MidwifeThinking blog site. Rachel is originally from the North of England but now lives in a forest in Queensland Australia.

Reviews

"Induction of labour has become an epidemic. About 70% of inductions are for pregnancy lasting beyond a specified length of time. The others are for clinical reasons.

The book which I recommend most highly to all the couples I teach KGHypnobirthing (after The Hypnobirthing Book of course!) is Why Induction Matters by Rachel Reed. About 85% of babies arrive after 40 weeks and we think that the average length of pregnancy is about 41 to 41.5 weeks so the vast majority of pregnancy women, probably almost all pregnant women, are subjected to pressure from 40 weeks or even earlier to agree to induction of labour.

The repercussions of induction, which includes a sweep, are profound and many women afterwards will say, 'If only I had known, I would never have agreed'. This book is easy to read, quite short, and gives all the research and statistics that were available at the time of writing for all the various reasons why induction might be proposed, for example 'older mothers', IVF pregnancies, breech babies, twins, etc. etc. etc. When you are earlier in your pregnancy it is difficult to understand the degree of stress that will be heaped on you later in your pregnancy in connection with induction of labour. This book will give you the facts to withstand the emotional pressure when you reach week 40. The only figure that is missing is the MBRRACE information that stillbirth reduces after 42 weeks. It is helpful to know this too.

This is the most important book for a pregnant woman. Get it. Read it. You need it!"

-- Katharine Graves * Katharine Graves, KGHypnobirthing *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Why Induction Matters (Pinter & Martin Why it Matters) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top