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Induction of labour at or beyond 37 weeks gestation

Project Status Complete
Organisation Lead South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
Lead Investigator Philippa Middleton
Program Area Implementing Prevention Strategies
Topic Improving Decision-making And Communication Around Timing Of Birth
Contact Philippa Middleton at philippa.middleton@sahmri.com

The objective of this study was to assess the effects of a policy of labour induction at or beyond 37 weeks gestation compared with a policy of awaiting spontaneous labour indefinitely (or until a later gestational age, or until a maternal or fetal indication for induction of labour arises) on pregnancy outcomes for the infant and the mother.

Read the review here: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004945.pub5/full

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