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Induction of labour at or near term for suspected fetal macrosomia

Dowswell, Therese
Thornton, Jim G
Published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2016, no. 5, CD000938
Abstract Women with a suspected large-for-dates fetus or a fetus with suspected macrosomia (birthweight greater than 4000 g) are at risk of operative birth or caesarean section. The baby is also at increased risk of shoulder dystocia and trauma, in particular fractures and brachial plexus injury. Induction of labour may reduce these risks by decreasing the birthweight, but may also lead to longer labours and an increased risk of caesarean section.
Keywords Birth WeightBrachial Plexus Neuropathies/prevention & controlDelivery, ObstetricDystocia/prevention & controlFemaleFetal MacrosomiaHumansLabor, InducedObstetric Labor Complications/prevention & controlPregnancyRandomized Controlled Trials as TopicWatchful Waiting
PMID: 27208913
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BOULVAIN, Michel et al. Induction of labour at or near term for suspected fetal macrosomia. In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016, n° 5, p. CD000938. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD000938.pub2 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:97744

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