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Low-risk pregnancy at 41 weeks: when should we induce labor?

Authors
  • Oros, Daniel
  • Bejarano, María Pilar
  • Cardiel, Manolo Romero
  • Oros-Espinosa, Daniel
  • Gonzalez de Agüero, Rafael
  • Fabre, Ernesto
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
25
Issue
6
Pages
728–731
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2011.599079
PMID: 21827344
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Induction of labor for prolonged pregnancy in low-risk patients soon after the 41 weeks, reduces the proportion of small-for-gestational age babies, but increases the mean hospital stay as well as the need for delivery by caesarean section, including that for failed induction.

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