Inducing labor at 39 weeks may help avoid C-section, study finds

A new study finds that inducing labor at 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce the need for C-section and does not raise risks for the baby, compared with waiting for spontaneous labor. The study doesn't mean everyone should be induced, experts say.
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ConclusionLow CPR, measured within 24 hours of induction of labor, is associated with increased risk of cesarean section for fetal distress and adverse neonatal outcome, but the performance of CPR for such surrogates of adverse perinatal outcome is poor.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Low CPR, measured within 24 hours of induction of labor, is associated with increased risk of cesarean section for fetal distress and adverse neonatal outcome, but the performance of CPR for such surrogates of adverse perinatal outcome is poor. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30426578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
ConclusionLow CPR, measured within 24 hours of induction of labor, is associated with increased risk of cesarean section for fetal distress and adverse neonatal outcome, but the performance of CPR for such surrogates of adverse perinatal outcome is poor.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Elective induction of labor in uncomplicated singleton pregnancies from 39 weeks' gestation is not associated with maternal or perinatal complications and may reduce the risk of Cesarean section, hypertensive disease of pregnancy and need for neonatal respiratory support. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30298532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The use of Foley balloon resulted in a higher percentage of vaginal delivery compared to dinoprostone, with a favorable safety profile in both groups.Fetal Diagn Ther
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
ConclusionConcurrent use of vaginal misoprostol plus Foley catheter for labor induction was associated with shorter induction-to delivery interval compared to sequential use, and it increases the rate of vaginal delivery in the first 24  h.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsIf there were  no previous obstetric problems, the women perceived that she will not face complications in her future pregnancies and stay home until she had developed life-threatening complications. If women visit health facilities and if the health care providers are responsive and there is robust referral i n place, maternal and fetal complications will be prevented.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Acute fetal hemorrhage from the rupture of aberrant fetal vessels often coincides with rupture of membranes. Identifying ruptured fetal vessels abnormally coursing through the chorioamniotic membranes on examination of the placenta provides supporting evidence for suspected fetal hemorrhage. PMID: 30226732 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Women with one previous CS, who undergo IOL, have lower success rates of vaginal delivery compared with those who presented in spontaneous labor. They also have higher risk of CS delivery due to fetal distress. Previous normal vaginal delivery increases the success rate of VBAC.
Source: Annals of African Medicine - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Volume 25, Issue 6Author(s): Kıymet Yeşilçiçek Çalik, Nazende Korkmaz Yildiz, Reyhan ErkayaAbstractAbstract It is already known that maternal overweight, obesity, and morbid obesity are associated with adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes. To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and the impact of body mass index (BMI) on maternal and neonatal outcomes in Turkey. The study population consisted of 698 singleton pregnancies whose height and weight follow up were performed from the first trimester of pregnancy an...
Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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