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The freedom to birth-the use of cytotec to induce labor: a non-evidence-based intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20190849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The off-label use of Cytotec (misoprostol) to induce labor has increased over the past few decades. The increase in medical interventions in childbirth, many of which are not based on scientific evidence, and the rise in maternal and infant morbidity and in maternal and infant mortality cannot continue to go unrecognized. This column serves as a teaching tool for childbirth educators and provides an example of two unnecessary, potentially avoidable deaths that occurred during a birth with questionable medical interventions.
Authors:
Madeline Oden; Doula Certificate
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education : an ASPO/Lamaze publication     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1548-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-51     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
MADELINE ODEN is currently the Executive Chairperson of The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation, the Chairperson of the Maternal, Child Health subcommittee of the Alameda County Public Health (ACPH) Commission in California, and a commissioner on the ACPH Commission. She has been a certified practicing doula for 3 years.
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