Randomized Trial of Labor Induction in Women 35 Years of Age or Older.

@article{Walker2016RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized Trial of Labor Induction in Women 35 Years of Age or Older.},
  author={Kate Walker and George John Bugg and Marion Macpherson and Carol McCormick and Nicky Grace and Chris Wildsmith and Lucy Bradshaw and Gordon C S Smith and James G Thornton},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={374 9},
  pages={813-22}
}
BACKGROUND The risk of antepartum stillbirth at term is higher among women 35 years of age or older than among younger women. Labor induction may reduce the risk of stillbirth, but it also may increase the risk of cesarean delivery, which already is common in this older age group. METHODS We conducted a randomized, controlled trial involving primigravid women who were 35 years of age or older. Women were randomly assigned to labor induction between 39 weeks 0 days and 39 weeks 6 days of… CONTINUE READING

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