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What is all the buzz about the ARRIVE study?

Purposely inducing healthy pregnant women befoer 40 weeks seems to be counter-intuitive to other recent efforts to move away from medical intervention for low risk births. A clinical trial called ARRIVE indicated that induction of labor at 39 weeks in low-risk nulliparous women did not result in a significantly lower frequency of a composite adverse perinatal outcome, and resulted in a significantly lower cesarean rate. The study funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and published in NEJM. is creating lots of discussion. Too soon to report a variety of responses, but stay tuned.

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