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 email@example.com
The author declares no conflict of interest.