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OBJECTIVE To quantify the risk of cesarean delivery associated with elective induction of labor in nulliparous women at term. METHODS We performed a cohort study on a major urban obstetric service that serves predominantly private obstetric practices. All term, nulliparous women with vertex, singleton gestations who labored during an 8-month period (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to quantify the association of cesarean delivery with epidural analgesia management, specifically with the timing of epidural catheter placement in relation to labor, the type of epidural analgesia, and the use of bolus dosing. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort design was used to investigate 1561 consecutive(More)
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