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Inducing labour reduces risk of caesarean delivery by 12%, finds analysis

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2960 (Published 29 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2960
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The risk of a caesarean delivery was 12% lower in women whose labour was induced than in women who were managed with expectant management, a new analysis has found.

Researchers led by Khalid Khan, professor of women’s health and epidemiology at Barts and the London School of Medicine in London, carried out their study because they said that there was confusion about the risks associated with induction despite recent studies that had shown that there were fewer caesarean deliveries with induced labour than without it.

They conducted …

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