Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces likelihood of C-sections:
Inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy results in lower rates of cesarean sections compared with waiting for labor to begin naturally at full term, according to a recently published study in NEJM

Additionally, infants born to women induced at 39 weeks did not experience more stillbirths, newborn deaths or other major health complications.

“This study is a potential game changer and will have a significant impact on the practice of obstetrics,” one of the senior authors of the study has said.

“The concern has been that inducing labor- even at 39 weeks - would increase the cesarean section rate and health problems in newborns,” he continues. "We found inductions at 39 weeks lowered, not raised, the number of deliveries by cesarean section.”

Read more here: https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/inducing-labor-at-39-weeks-reduces-likelihood-of-c-sections/

Original article can be read here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1800566
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Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Induction is a fastest growing obstetric procedure in the world at present. Inadvertently induction at 39 weeks is being practiced in present times due to logistic reasons or oligohydramnios, now there is a evidence for it.
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