maternal death rate maternal death rate

Inducing labor at 39 weeks may involve IV medications and continuous fetal monitoring. But if the pregnancy is otherwise uncomplicated, mother and baby can do just fine, the latest evidence suggests. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Pregnancy Debate Revisited: To Induce Labor, Or Not?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/636428119/636854791" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lauren Bloomstein holds her newborn daughter. Courtesy of the Bloomstein Family hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the Bloomstein Family

Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/527806002/572320969" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript