Inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births, finds study
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  August 14, 2018  
  Pregnancy / Maternal Health  
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 Inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births, finds studyInducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births, finds study
 
A new national study has found that inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births and high blood pressure. The University of Texas Medical Branch participated in the study and Dr. George Saade, chief of obstetrics and the principal investigator at UTMB, said that babies born to women induced at 39 weeks did not have worse outcomes compared to those who were not induced at 39 weeks.
 
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 Adolescent abortion-fund patients experience greater hardships than adults
 
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 ERAS pathway helps enhance a mother's recovery after cesarean delivery
 
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