elective induction of labor

elective induction of labor

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Maternal and neonatal outcomes of elective induction of labor.
Elective induction of labor was started on completion of 38 weeks of gestation and Patient had full-term normal vaginal delivery without any complication of 3rd stage of labor.
Risk of ceasarean delivery with elective induction of labor at term in nulliparous women.
Elective induction of labor now occurs in 21%-30% of all births, noted Dr.
Researchers found that approximately 34 percent of women who opted for elective induction of labor ultimately had a cesarean section, while only 20 percent of women who labored naturally underwent a cesarean delivery.
Other agencies have taken a different approach to elective induction; the AHRQ has stated that "the evidence regarding elective induction of labor prior to 41 weeks of gestation is insufficient to draw any conclusion" (8)
Elective induction of labor for term, singleton, uncomplicated pregnancies appears safe for both the mother and infant (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B).
Obstetric "conveniences": elective induction of labor, cesarean birth on demand, and other potentially unnecessary interventions.
The study of 3,407 women with uncomplicated pregnancies of 41 or more weeks duration showed that elective induction of labor with prostaglandin E2 was associated with lower C-section rates.
In addition to an overall assessment, the March of Dimes report also tracks progress of factors that contribute to premature birth: uninsured women, women smoking and late premature birth (birth at 34 to 36 week s of pregnancy, often linked to elective induction of labor and cesarean section, or c-section).