An evaluation of exogenous oxytocin in contrast to alternative methods of labor induction in uncomplicated pregnancies
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Labor induction rates in the United States (U.S.) are more than two-fold higher than the rate recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Maternity health care in the U.S. would benefit from a reevaluation of the interventions performed, and a reconsideration of the risks and indications for intervention. Will there be a difference in complications in low-risk pregnancies if labor was induced using exogenous oxytocin as compared to the use of non-invasive strategies? This literature review evaluated 17 studies that investigated the risks and indications associated with ...