Unnecessary Interventions

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Unnecessary Interventions
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:32pm

I've seen a few editorials floating around online lately about unnecessary labor interventions.  What would you consider to be an unnecessary intervention during childbirth?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Sun, 05-26-2013 - 5:23pm

Internal monitoring for a low risk pregnancy; episiotomy for ANY pregnancy; forceps when labour is going surely but slowly; anything that the mother was bullied, coerced, threatened or forced to do when she had made it clear through her birth plan, labour coach, and/or doula she did not want the intervention or she has asked "Could you please let my body proceed according to its own pace instead of yours?"