Study: Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Avoids C-Section?
STUDY SUGGESTS INDUCING LABOR 39 WEEKS INTO A PREGNANCY MAY BE GOOD FOR BOTH MOM AND BABY
(CNN) – A new study suggests that inducing labor 39 weeks into a pregnancy may be good for mother and baby.
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, says women who had elective induced labor at 39 weeks had a lower likelihood of certain complications.
Induced labor also did not result in a greater chance of problems for the baby.
The study also revealed that waiting longer to give birth could raise the mother’s likelihood of needing a C-section to give birth.
Those findings would reverse the long-held belief that induction increases the chance of a C-section.