Why is it preferable to avoid triggering a delivery? Risks and consequences when that procedure is not medically justified.

Trigger childbirth has become an act considered almost trivial nowadays. In 2003, 22% of births in France were caused, or nearly one in five. However, there are many differences from one region to another, the percentage varies from 25% to 14% depending on the institution. However, new information shows that planning a trip without relevant medical has more disadvantages than advantages.

Practical side

A new study published in February 2011 in the journal Journal of Reproductive Medicine , University of Rochester, NY, USA, questioned the benefits of planned births. The authors of the study say that the triggers are called acts become routine for many doctors and even women seem to think that it is safe and consequences. Some mothers want to set the date of delivery to ensure that their favorite obstetrician will be present on the day J. However, according to this study, researchers have highlighted the potential dangers of a trip oviparous women.


Risks to the mother

There are risks for the mother, since the outbreak of childbirth increases the risk of cesarean section. Of 485 oviparous, 34% had caesarean sections following a trip and only 20% for spontaneous delivery.Caesarean section is a surgical procedure that increases the risk of infection, respiratory complications, use of other surgical extension and stay in the maternity ward. The researchers also determined after a vaginal delivery low, the risk of bleeding is higher following a trip.

Consequences for the baby

The results show that infants also suffer from the onset of labor. Babies whose birth their mother has been triggered, are more likely to resort to receive oxygen after birth. The risk of stay in neonatal also increased due to multiple complications or a simple observation, endangering the success of breastfeeding and does not facilitate the establishment of parent-child bond. Eva Pressman, MD, director of the department of Fetal Medicine Rochester Medical Center says it is now necessary to change the look and preconceptions about routine trips, both in the medical profession than women. Women should be better informed about the implications of the onset of labor and the choice must be without pressure, with all the necessary information and support from their medical team.