Elective, Non-medically Indicated Inductions of Labor or Cesarean Deliveries Before 39 Weeks
Don’t schedule elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks, 0 days gestational age.
- Delivery prior to 39 weeks, 0 days has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of learning disabilities and a potential increase in morbidity and mortality.
- There are clear medical indications for delivery prior to 39 weeks and 0 days based on maternal and/or fetal conditions.
- A mature fetal lung test, in the absence of appropriate clinical criteria, is not an indication for delivery.