Trends and characteristics of induced labour in the United States, 1989-98.

@article{MacDorman2002TrendsAC,
  title={Trends and characteristics of induced labour in the United States, 1989-98.},
  author={Marian F MacDorman and Thomas J. Mathews and Joyce Martin and Michael H. Malloy},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={263-73}
}
Induction of labour is one of the fastest growing medical procedures in the United States. In 1998, 19.2% of all US births were a product of induced labour, more than twice the 9.0% in 1989. Induction of labour has been efficacious in the management of post-term pregnancy and in expediting delivery when the mother or infant is sufficiently ill to make… CONTINUE READING