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Safe Prevention of Primary Cesarean Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 276
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000044
ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety

Efforts to minimize risk of unnecessary cesarean birth can be promoted given the large body of evidence published on various aspects of labor management over the past decade. Avoiding elective induction of labor before 41 completed weeks of gestation is a major recommendation.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor-in-Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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