The Surprising Lack of Evidence For Postdate Birth Induction

“It is expected that 98% of women do NOT deliver on their due date, but rather 49% before and 49% after their due date, and only 2% on their due date. Since first births on average deliver a week after the due date, about 75% of first births deliver after their due date.  Data from 2002-2008 in the US showed  11.4% of low risk first births and 6.4% of low risk multiparous births that attempted vaginal birth were induced for the reason of  ‘postdates’ and a total of 45% of births, that were not elective cesareans, were induced.”

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