Inducing labor can help prevent cesarean births

(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new national study has found that inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births and high blood pressure. The University of Texas Medical Branch participated in the study and Dr. George Saade, chief of obstetrics and the principal investigator at UTMB, said that babies born to women induced at 39 weeks did not have worse outcomes compared to those who were not induced at 39 weeks.
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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]
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