Minn. tells the stork: Take your time

  • Article by: JEREMY OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2010 - 11:50 PM

Minnesota hopes to discourage the practice of inducing labor before 39 weeks by adding extensive paperwork for every state-funded delivery.

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mno0624Nov. 15, 1010:28 PM

If the statistics quoted in this article are correct in that 38% of babies born in this state are paid for by Medicaid.

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aljoannetNov. 15, 1010:29 PM

Wouldn't be long when MN passes a law on when and how long you can pick your nose.

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Lifeguard06Nov. 15, 1010:48 PM

ah nannysota the state that knows best.

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swhansberryNov. 15, 1011:08 PM

in anything any more. Between being forced to comply with limited resources (meaning patients are often seen by "care providers" with limited credentials), jammed into overcrowded physician schedules, and made subservient to budget decisions where fancy lobbies trump patient care quality, this is just another nail in the coffin of a patient that died long ago. Will caring and quality ever return to health care?

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shwan80Nov. 15, 1011:39 PM

Would the state consider my wife being induced at 37 weeks with our 3rd child a "convenience" even though our 2nd baby was stillborn at full term? Who decides what we consider "convenience?"

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rmacdadNov. 15, 1011:49 PM

Lets make up fake paperwork to make more work for people to be paid for what they did because we don't like their choice?? If you want to make it illegal, then do so, but dont try to force your opinion on me. We had 2 "scheduled inductions" and they went so much smoother then the 41 week term child. I would rather plan the delivery then try to deliver at 2 AM when everybody is tired and may not be on the top of their game for the delivery.

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coldbikerNov. 16, 1012:43 AM

then the proud replicators can get to work on fertilizing the next batch of eggs sooner.

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ringworldNov. 16, 10 3:55 AM

I know its really hard to lose control, but the data basically says that babies are healthier when not induced. If we want best-in-the-world healthcare it must be based on medical outcomes, not patient short-term comfort. (talk about me generation, lets schedule the delivery and risk the child) http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/fulltext/2006/09000/outcomes_of_pregnancy_beyond_37_weeks_of_gestation.6.aspx appears to be confirming evidence over ~27,500 births in an industrialized nation.

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frankiex3Nov. 16, 10 6:10 AM

just the start of matching China's extra 24 million men due to failed social engineering policies. Welcome to your new world order.

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samba99Nov. 16, 10 7:06 AM

I honestly think they are right. I out of everyone I know 1 person induced with Twins for convenience. Born in Dec for tax break! Her kids are always sick bronchitis, siezures for no reason. All the rest of the kids I know, 8 carried FULL term (40 weeks) nearly always healthy. Some do have siblings so it's not because the twins are transfering germs. It seems like bad parenting. If you don't have the patients to wait for your child to be born, where do the patients come when you have to teach them things or deal with crankiness?

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