elective delivery


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elective delivery

Aiding the birth of a newborn before the onset of uterine contractions or the spontaneous rupture of membranes.
See also: delivery
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section] Early elective delivery (before 39 weeks) [dagger] The number of babies whose delivery was purposely scheduled in weeks 37 and 38, before the baby is fully developed.
In mild cases of OC, studies have not shown an increase in stillbirth, but practice of elective delivery at 37 to 38 weeks of gestation in such cases, increase the risk of complication of pregnancy outcome and its cost.
They believe their "findings support recommendations to delay elective delivery until 39 weeks of gestation and should be helpful in counseling.
This November, the March of Dimes is focusing on educating the public about the importance of waiting at least 39 weeks to deliver a baby, so long as the pregnancy is healthy and does not require an early elective delivery.
Francis Hospital, medical leaders recently launched a perinatal patient safety initiative that included an induction policy to eliminate elective delivery, more fetal heart monitoring education, a multidisciplinary simulation, checklists, and team training.
The five targeted interventions include antibiotics for viral upper respiratory infections, overtransfusion of red blood cells, tympanostomy tubes for middle ear effusion of brief duration, early-term non-medically indicated elective delivery, and elective percutaneous coronary intervention.
Despite widespread efforts to eradicate elective delivery before 39 weeks of gestation, patients continue to ask for it.
These findings support recommendations to delay elective delivery until 39 weeks gestation and should be helpful in counseling women on the necessity of waiting to deliver," New England Journal of Medicine quoted Tita, as saying.
To help parents and babies avoid that preventable risk, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is helping providers and moms-to-be recognize and avoid the complex combination of issues that contribute to early elective delivery and medically unnecessary C-sections.
Patient access to individual doctors' rates of cesarean section, early elective delivery, and episiotomy is likely to come in the future, Dr.