The most important things you need to know before deciding whether or not to have an induction of labour. There are pros and cons and no ‘right’ way.
Tag: older women
Induction for advanced maternal age
Sara Wickham notes the rather illogical nature of the recommendations made for induction of labour in older women, citing the lack of good evidence on this.
Ten reasons to question the draft NICE Guideline on inducing labour
May 2021 saw the publication of a draft NICE guideline on inducing labour. NICE stands for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. It is the body that provides national guidance and advice to inform health and social care…
More evidence on why women are dissatisfied after induction of labour
Sara Wickham writes about research looking at why some women dislike induction of labour. Delays and a lack of information are key issues.
Questioning induction of labour in older women
Dr Sara Wickham asks whether the evidence supports recommending early induction for older women.
Whatever happened to the precautionary principle?
Ethically, medical intervention has to prove itself against nature. Not the other way around. Sara Wickham on induction and the precautionary principle.
A bit of good news for older mums…
Good news for older mums, says Sara Wickham. A study shows that there are advantages to having babies later in life.
Not evidence that early induction of labour makes a difference in older women (35/39 trial)
The 35/39 trial: not evidence that early induction of labour makes a difference in older women. Sara Wickham analyses the findings.
Age, obesity and uterine contractility…
Sara Wickham looks at two important research papers and discusses issues relating to maternal age, obesity and uterine contractility.