An intervention is any procedure performed by a care provider, usually a doctor or midwife, that impacts your labor or birth. Interventions include IVs, epidurals, electronic fetal monitoring, assisted delivery (using forceps or a vent house suction cup), episiotomy, induction, augmentation, and cesarean. Every intervention comes with pros and cons, and by learning what each procedure entails and when and why it is performed, you will be better able to make sound decisions as to whether or not you need or want it.

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