When doc treats your baby like cake,
Remember, there’s too much at stake–
Lungs and brain need to grow
And they let you know
So insist you need more time to bake!


Inspired (as much as limericks are ever “inspired”) by the information about brain development in the last few weeks of pregnancy found in this excellent Mother’s Advocate post about labor induction, as well as research indicating that the surfactant produced in baby’s lungs to prepare for breathing may be a primary trigger for labor.

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