Babies should NOT be delivered before 34 weeks even if their mothers' waters break

The UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is calling on doctors not to always induce pregnant women if they do not go into labour despite their waters breaking at just 34 weeks.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In Reply The Letter to the Editor by Pitocco et al states that the study by Kong et al on associations between maternal diabetes disorders and offspring being large for gestation age (LGA) and/or preterm birth would have been improved by the consideration of maternal self-reported prepregnancy weight. Indeed, in our study, we stratified the association analyses by self-reported prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and found that the BMI influenced the association for maternal type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes to the offspring LGA. Pitocco et al also commented that it would have been appropriate to also consider gestat...
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Substantial variation in clinical practice guidelines for indications for induction exists. As guidelines rated of similar quality presented conflicting recommendations, guideline variability was not explained by guideline quality. Guideline variability may partly account for unexplained variation in induction of labour rates. PMID: 31285166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Women Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research
AbstractThe findings of the ARRIVE trial (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) were recently published. This multisite randomized trial was designed to provide evidence regarding whether labor induction or expectant management is associated with increased adverse perinatal outcomes and risk of cesarean birth among healthy nulliparous women at term. The trial reported that the primary outcome, a composite of adverse neonatal outcomes, was not significantly different between the 2 groups; the principal secondary outcome, cesarean birth, was significantly more common among women whose pregnancy was exp...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
There are several types of abortion, including medical abortion, vacuum aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and induced labor. The type that a doctor recommends will depend on the duration of the pregnancy. Learn more here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Abortion Source Type: news
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AbstractIntroductionThe aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a low ‐dose protocol of vaginal misoprostol and vaginal dinoprostone insert for induction of labor in women with post‐term pregnancies.Material and methodsWe designed a prospective, randomized, open ‐labeled trial with evaluators blinded to the end‐point, including women of at least 41 weeks of gestational age with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies and a Bishop score
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether psychological variables (perceived stress, pregnancy-specific stress and psychopathology symptoms) and physiological variables (hair cortisol levels) are related to type of delivery (eutocic or instrumental delivery; spontaneous or induced labor). DESIGN: This was a longitudinal study. SETTING: Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A total sample of 88 pregnant women. MEASUREMENT AND FINDINGS: Perceived stress, pregnancy-specific stress, psychopathology symptoms and hair cortisol level were assessed in pregnant women throughout the third trimester of pregnancy until they...
Source: Midwifery - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Midwifery Source Type: research
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