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Fewer Women Are Opting For Induced Labor

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 (NBC) After steady increases over the past 20 years, induced labor is now on the decline. 

A new government report finds induction rates for single births dropped in 2011 and 2012, to 23-point-three percent of all deliveries. inductions were down for all gestational ages, but especially from 35 to 38 weeks of pregnancy.

Researchers say obstetric practice has changed after recent studies showed an increased risk of complications and death among infants delivered before 38 weeks.

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