Portland is such a lovely and easy place to live naturally, with all of our farmer’s markets, recycling, biking, eco-conscious food purveyors, natural medicine, etc. And now, we can finally place more trust on our local hospitals too!
Supporting healthy Moms and babies has become a little easier, as reported by the Tribune last Friday. All 17 Portland area hospitals have agreed that elective induction is not healthy for baby, and they will no longer allow this procedure before 39 weeks. *Yay!*
Well, 39 weeks is a start – a REALLY GREAT START!
Of course, many hospitals around the country are, or have already enacted the same policy and are even going for more – 40 weeks? Can we go 40?
Thank you again, Portland.