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Less Cesareans with Induction of Labor? Read the Fine Print!

Media reports this past week have hyped a recent study claiming that induction of labor may actually reduce the need for cesarean. These findings appear to contradict previous research and generally held opinion.
However, these reports have underplayed and under-reported the substantial caveats offered by the researchers about their findings. Although the authors do report [...]

Are Mothers Driving Up the Cesarean Rate?

A report on Enterprisenews.com would have us all believe that the cesarean rate in the U.S. is being driven in some significant way by mothers demanding elective cesareans with hapless obstetricians following their orders.
 
But is this true?
 
While the Enterprise article cites the experiences of medical personnel in one Massachusetts city, researchers who [...]