Early elective delivery
hospitals should have early elective delivery
rates at or lower than five percent for 2016
In the subgroup analysis (Table 6), first-time moms reported significantly lower awareness of three quality measures--screening for jaundice, early elective delivery
, and reducing unnecessary episiotomies.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) currently recommends elective delivery
at or after 34 weeks' gestation, (2) because the prevailing evidence suggests that the risk of pregnancy-related complications (especially ascending infection) exceeds the risks of iatrogenic prematurity at this gestational age.
Conducting labor induction at 37 weeks of gestation for elective delivery
exposes patient to more risk of Caesarean section like increased risk of infection, need for blood transfusion, prolonged labor delivery interval and increase need of analgesia as compared to labor induction at 38 weeks or more.
3 to 1 IU at elective delivery
and 3 IU at 'labouring' caesarean delivery, both followed by a 5 to 10 IU.
While there are times when medical reasons require a baby to be delivered early, an early elective delivery
is harmful to a baby and should never be scheduled before 39 or 40 weeks of pregnancy.
Surfactant-deficient respiratory distress after elective delivery
Furthermore, elective delivery
before 39 weeks' gestation generally is not recommended unless there is evidence of fetal lung maturity.
Professor James Walker, spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: "Normally we would not recommend any elective delivery
over a week before the due date unless there is a pressing medical reason.
6] It was assumed that elective delivery
would occur at approximately 36 to 37 weeks in most cases of placenta previa.