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Mornings Are the Best Time to Induce Labor

by Medindia Content Team on August 2, 2006 at 7:17 AM
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Mornings Are the Best Time to Induce Labor

According to a research conducted by Dr. Jodie M. Dodd and her associates it was thought that induction of labor in the mornings resulted in fewer complications.

The researcher is a maternal fetal medicine subspecialist at the University of Adelaide School of Pediatrics and Reproductive Health, in South Australia. study results were published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The study analyzed 620 women all of them scheduled for inducing labor. About 280 women were assigned to be admitted in the morning group (8:00 am) and 340 women in the evening group (10:00 pm).

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Hormone oxytocin was one of the hormones used to induce labor. It was found that women admitted in the morning were less likely to need an infusion of oxytocin when compared to those admitted in the evening group. This showed that inducing labor in the morning is very similar to the natural timing of labor onset thereby resulting in spontaneous birth in the evening and early hours of the morning. Women who were induced labor in the morning required less often instrumental operative vaginal births and also had a lower duration of labor.

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