• Review of scientific evidence on effectiveness of fertility awareness-based methods for contraception underscores need for higher quality studies

    9 days ago - By UNC Healthcare

    The systematic review led by UNC's Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, MD, was published this week in Obstetrics and Gynecology. It reviewed 53 studies of the effectiveness of fertility awareness-based methods and rated the studies for their quality.
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  • Choosing to Induce Labor May Cut C-Section Risk

    9 days ago - By Web MD

    Women who chose to have their labor induced were less likely to need a C-section than women who let nature take its course, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. And there was no evidence labor induction carried any added risks for their babies.
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  • Inducing labor at 39 weeks decreases need for cesarean section, study finds

    9 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Inducing labor in healthy women at 39 weeks into their pregnancy reduces the need for cesarean section and is at least as safe for mother and baby as waiting for spontaneous labor. Choosing to induce could also reduce the risk that mothers will develop preeclampsia and that newborns will need respiratory support after delivery, according to a new study.
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