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Investigating induction of overdue babies

Providing clear information about available options during maternity care is very important for pregnant women. This is particularly important when considering what action to take when pregnancy becomes overdue.  Current practice in the United Kingdom (UK) based on guidelines on inducing labour ( advocates avoiding a pregnancy lasting longer than 42 weeks (known as a prolonged pregnancy). A recent study in Sweden has been investigating induction of overdue babies (Wennerholm et al., 2019). Read more about this study here.