The Connection Between Labor Inducing Drugs and Birth Injuries
According to research provided through the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), up to 50% of all birth injuries to mothers and babies are avoidable with proper planning and better care. And a woman’s doctors or medical team may be responsible for those injuries if they allow labor and delivery complications to impact a mother and her baby’s health. At times, a physician may schedule a delivery to induce labor and avoid further complications.
NPWF has identified three situations that can occur at the end of pregnancy when women or newborns are likely to benefit from induction: