Greater patience with induced labor
could reduce the rate of cesarean sections.
Early elective deliveries by induced labor
or Caesarean sections increase the risk of breathing and feeding problems and blood infections, which may result in longer and costlier hospital stays and even long-term health problems.
in this cohort was significantly slower than currently accepted definitions of protraction (dilation <1 cm/hr for 4 hr) and arrest disorders (no cervical dilation for 2 hr).
As part of the effort to cut costs in Texas Medicaid, the state implemented a new policy last fall to stop covering births when mothers or doctors unneccessarily induced labor
(elective inductions are proven to send more babies to the NICU).
Out of the 11,077 cases of induced labor
, 1,847 (17%) were elective, representing 5% of deliveries among women with low-risk pregnancies.
Sometime after doctors at the hospital induced labor
, Zhang gave birth to a 9-pound, 14-ounce baby boy at 10:30 a.
The second series, using acupuncture with and without electrical stimulation, induced labor
in 10 of 12 women at 19 to 43 weeks.
Table 2 summarizes labor and delivery events and outcomes among spontaneous deliveries/ no interventions, augmented spontaneous labor by artificial rupture of membranes (AROM), augmented spontaneous labor utilizing oxytocin, induced labor
using cervical ripening agents and/or oxytocin, and scheduled cesarean deliveries.
Epidural analgesia given in early labor has been shown to have no significant effect on the risk of operative delivery in patients with spontaneous labor, and the same appears to hold true for patients with induced labor
, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology.
She was admitted for the purpose of giving birth by induced labor
Doctors had induced labor
twice earlier in the week and tried again Monday morning.
In cases where doctors induced labor
with such drugs as oxytocin and misoprostol, the uterine-rupture rate rose to 7.
Your medical condition and the fetal condition are good enough to withstand the forces of induced labor