Is elective induction safe? A prospective analysis

Ramasamy Vidya, Thunga Suchitra, S. R. Nayak

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Objectives To identify whether electively induced labor places the mother or her fetus at an increased risk as compared to her spontaneous labor cohort. To quantify the risk of cesarean section in the induced group. Methods A prospective analysis comparing 200 electively induced parturients with 200 matched controls who labored spontaneously, in 1 year from April 2007 to April 2008. The parturients were between 37 and 41 weeks of gestation and had no complications necessitating induction. Results Induction per se was not associated with a statistically significant increase in cesarean section rates. Only when associated with nulliparity, low bishop score, and birth weight >3.5 kg, the risk of cesarean increases. Conclusion Elective induction does not appear to pose an increased risk to the mother or her fetus in a carefully selected patient population. However, when associated with risk factors the cesarean rate increases. Hence informed consent should be taken before induction. .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-669
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2011
Externally publishedYes

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Cesarean Section
Fetus
Mothers
Parturition
Induced Labor
Parity
Informed Consent
Birth Weight
Pregnancy
Population

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Vidya, Ramasamy ; Suchitra, Thunga ; Nayak, S. R. / Is elective induction safe? A prospective analysis. In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. 2011 ; Vol. 61, No. 6. pp. 667-669.
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Is elective induction safe? A prospective analysis. / Vidya, Ramasamy; Suchitra, Thunga; Nayak, S. R.

In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, Vol. 61, No. 6, 01.12.2011, p. 667-669.

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