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BJOG Editor’s Choice: Induce or Wait

Citation

Thorp, John M., Jr. (2015). BJOG Editor's Choice: Induce or Wait. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 122(10), 1277-1278.

Abstract

In the developed world, over one-quarter of births involve the induction of labour (IOL). This high and rising utilisation of IOL is temporarily associated with a similar rise in the rate of abdominal delivery. Conventional obstetric and midwifery wisdom has been that induced labour is more likely to culminate in caesarean section, although that convention is questioned in studies that compare induced labour with expectant management, rather than the comparison group being women in spontaneous labour. My mentors were so convinced that IOL and surgical births were linked that they would proclaim that ‘the quality of an obstetrician can be measured by the success of her inductions’.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.13599

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2015

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Thorp, John M., Jr.