Induction Might Reduce Risk Of C-Section For Some Women

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Women who undergo elective induction of labor at or beyond 41 weeks' gestation have a lower risk for caesarean section than women who wait for labor to begin without intervention ... The findings contradict a long-held belief ... that induction increases the chance of c-section ...

... Overall, there was a 22% increased risk of c-section when labor was not induced. Further analysis showed that the reduction in c-section risk was only statistically significant in women induced at or beyond 41 weeks' gestation. Women who did not have labor induced also were twice as likely to have meconium present in the amniotic fluid ...

... if doctors want to avoid c-sections with inductions, they must be prepared to send women home and allow the induction to work ... we want people to realize that it's not the induction itself, it's how it's managed ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448