Induction forces the baby to come out of the womb before it is ready. It steals the victory of birth for both mother and child. The theft of empowered birth can cause life-long consequences and create an imprint in the baby that says "I have no control over my destiny -- something outside of me runs my life."
Induction increases the likelihood of respiratory and immune system problems, and increases the risk of baby needing to spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit - which will severely undermine bonding.
Induction also requires the use of drugs like pitocin (artificial oxytocin), which inhibits mom's ability to produce natural oxytocin and thereby undermines proper bonding, breastfeeding, and the full expression of human love.
When the neurobiology of love does not activate at birth, then the neurobiology of grief will activate instead, leading to postpartum depression.
And... as if all of that weren't bad enough -
"Induction doubles a first time mother’s risk of having her delivery end in a cesarean
Induction increases the use of forceps and vacuum extraction as well as rates of shoulder dystocia
Mothers with a prior cesarean who are induced are not only at an increased risk of a uterine rupture, but also have a 33-75% chance of having a CBAC (cesarean birth after cesarean)."
Question your induction!
Don't let yourself be manipulated by the fear-based medical profession. Protect yourself, your baby, and your family. DON'T LET THEM INDUCE YOU!
Thanks to Doula Dawn Thompson in San Diego for organization the event and sharing the photo. More events like this are being scheduled for Labor Day weekend this year. If you or someone you know would like to organize an event, please let me know.