Induction of labour: does it increase the risk of cesarean delivery?

  title={Induction of labour: does it increase the risk of cesarean delivery?},
  author={A. Caughey},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  pages={658 - 661}
  • A. Caughey
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
There has been great focus recently on the dangers of induction of labour prior to 39 weeks of gestation, with numerous authors reporting no improvement to patients, and perhaps some harm. It has been demonstrated that although education is a helpful component in preventing elective induction of labour, a ‘hard stop’ on elective inductions appears to be the best approach. Unfortunately, such a hard stop, although effective, is a crude way to reduce inductions of labour, particularly as we are… Expand
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