elective induction

Big Baby? Induction May Be the Way to Go

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For women pregnant with big babies, choosing to induce labor can have big benefits, European researchers discovered in a recent study. The researchers, including Michel Boulvain, MD of Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland, wanted to see if labor induction could lessen the chance of shoulder dystocia in large babies. The condition, in which baby's head delivers but then... Read more

Is it Safe to Induce at Full Term?

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Elective inductions might not be so taboo anymore. A new study from Thomas Jefferson University has dissociated full-term, non-medically required inductions from c-sections after performing controlled trials on 844 women. While full term is technically considered 40 weeks, researchers looked at women induced at both 39 and 40 weeks, finding... Read more

Scheduling a C-section or Induction? Read This First

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If you're being induced, chances are there's a medical reason that makes the risk of induction lower than the risk of your continued pregnancy. That being said, if you're planning on having en elective induction (or an elective c-section), you need to be aware that there are risks. A new study in the July issue of... Read more