Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 31st, 2003
They performed a systematic review of 16 randomized controlled trials that compared labor induction and expectant management for uncomplicated, singleton pregnancies involving 6588 women who were past their due date.
Luis Sanchez-Ramos, MD, and coworkers concluded that labor induction at 41 weeks significantly reduced the risk (by about 12%) of cesarean delivery, compared with that of women whose labor was not induced.
The study also found that inducing labor...
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