The Impatience to Early Ruptured Membranes

Once again data comes out that may contradict longstanding thinking. Certainly, there is reasonable questioning of the practice of rapid induction for ROM prior to active labor. Strongly suggest reading this article brought to my attention by my midwife colleague, Heather S. Some will scoff that this comes from a website called Midwife Thinking. I have gotten used to the knee jerk ridicule given to alternative sources by my colleagues in academia. But it is interesting that even the "prestigious" journals have lately had an abundance of published studies that are counter to the longstanding habits of the medical model. I, personally, have found the Cochrane reviews to carry validity and represent solid thinking. Old habits die hard but when they are questionable by reasonable alternatives or just plain wrong, die they must. Dr. F