Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

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Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

A doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, first-time mothers at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own. Their babies fared better, too.

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

A doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, first-time mothers at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own. Their babies fared better, too.