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Fears raised over needless birth inductions

19th January 2009

An audit carried out by Aberdeen University has prompted concerns that pregnant women are undergoing inducted births unnecessarily. 

Their statistics revealed that in 25% of cases there were no medical reasons for an induction to be performed. Study leader Tracy Humphrey, consultant midwife at Grampian NHS Board said: "It raises the question that there may be some unnecessary interventions and we are planning further studies."


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