Elective Induction of Labor at Term: Has its Time Arrived?

In low-risk nulliparous women, compared with expectant management, labor induction at 39 weeks was associated with lower likelihood of cesarean delivery.

Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, reviews a study by Grobman WA et al. (N Engl J Med 2018 Aug 9) in the New England Journal of Medicine that these long-awaited data convincingly demonstrate that labor induction at 39 weeks’ gestation (in the absence of medical indications for delivery) does not result in harm, including excess risk for cesarean delivery — at least among women similar to the trial participants.

You can read Dr. Bryant’s review  by clicking HERE.

You can access the article by Dr. Grobman et al. by clicking HERE.

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