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Induced labor at 41 weeks may improve perinatal outcomes

Only 1.7% of low-risk women with an uncomplicated pregnancy who had induced labor at 41 weeks had adverse perinatal outcomes, compared with 3.1% of those who underwent expectant management until 42 weeks, according to a study in The BMJ. Researchers also found reduced odds of Apgar scores below 7 at 5 minutes among infants in the induction group, but the prevalence of cesarean section births and adverse maternal outcomes were similar between both groups.

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