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02 March 2018

Volume 26 | Issue 3

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Induction of labour at 39 weeks

In January 2018, researchers from the Biostatistics Center at George Washington University presented an abstract from the results of A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management (ARRIVE) at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the US (Grobman, 2018) The study found that caesarean section was less frequent in women who had an elective induction at 39 weeks (n=569; 186%) compared with those who had expectant management (n=673; 222%) (risk ratio=084% CI 076–093%)

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