Birth Original Study: Labor Induction and Cesarean Delivery

A prospective cohort study of first births in Pennsylvania, USA
Kristen H. Kjerulff PhD, MA1 | Laura B. Attanasio PhD2 |Joyce K. Edmonds PhD, MPH, RN3 | Katy B. Kozhimannil PhD, MPA4 |John T. Repke MD5

Background: Mode of delivery at first childbirth largely determines mode of delivery
at subsequent births, so it is particularly important to understand risk factors for
cesarean delivery at first childbirth. In this study, we investigated risk factors for
cesarean delivery among nulliparous women, with focus on the association between
labor induction and cesarean delivery. Click here to view the entire study.