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Induction of Labor: Hormonal Costs and Consequences for Mothers and Babies

by Sarah Buckley, M.B, Ch.B; Dip Obst
  • Duration: 75 Mins
  • Credits: 1.25 CERP, 1.25 R-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: No

The physiological onset of labour is a moment of enormous biological investment. Fetal readiness for the stresses of labour, and for the critical transition to life outside the womb, must be matched with maternal readiness for an effective, efficient labour and birth. In addition, pre-labour physiological preparations promote success for mother and newborn with breast-feeding and attachment, adding essential components to individual and species survival. Induction of labour, by definition, curtails full readiness for mother and baby. How might this impact hormonal physiology for mother and baby? Could there be longer-term effects? Join Dr Sarah Buckley, author of Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, in this thought-provoking presentation.

Learning Objectives:

objective 1: describe the processes that prepare the mother for an effective and safe labour, birth, and postpartum transition objective 2: recite the processes that prepare the baby for an effective and safe labour, birth, and newborn transition objective 3: discuss some of the consequences of foreshortening these processes for mother and baby by induction of labour

Presentations: 15  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks