Induction of labor at 41 weeks or expectant management until 42 weeks – preliminary results of the INDEX trial

A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology looked at the differences in outcomes between elective induction of labor at 41 weeks and expectant management until 42 weeks.  The conclusion of this study was:

In a large randomized clinical trial among low risk women, we found no statistically significant differences between elective induction of labor at 41 weeks and expectant management until 42 weeks. The observed rates can be used in a process of shared decision making.

Both primary and secondary outcomes were reviewed.  Read the summary here and the entire study hereWeb

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