Research shows the benefits of induced labor at 39 weeks

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ST. LOUIS- Many times when a new mom gives birth, complications may lead to a c-section, rather than a natural birth.

A new study out of Washington University and published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that inducing labor at 39-weeks in healthy-first time mothers could lessen the chance for a c-section.

Dr. George Macones a Washington University Obstetrician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital discuss the many benefits of inducing labor.

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