Effective September 1
, any non-medically necessary inductions and c-sections before 39 weeks
. There are circumstances in which a medically necessary induction or c-section are warranted, but mothers who want to schedule because of work, or finding a babysitter for other children, are out of luck. Babies need that last week or two to fully mature and develop, and hospitals in Oregon agree!
It's interesting that there has to be an actual BAN though. Are c-sections and inductions that common? It's sad too, because so many mothers are willing to risk the health and safety of their child because they want him or her born on a Friday so the grandparents can watch the other children over the weekend. How do you feel about this ban? If you live in Oregon, how does this affect your pregnancy and birth plan?