Fewer moms scheduled early deliveries when hospitals used a tool kit to promote full-term pregnancies, according to a research funded by the March of Dimes and others.
Researchers looked at deliveries at 25 hospitals who used the tool kit and found that C-sections performed with no medical reason and inductions of labor fell 83 percent.
The March of Dimes called the results promising. They said babies born before full-term are at increased risk for serious health problems.
The study was published last week in Obstetricis & Gynecology
The tool kit was developed in partnership with March of Dimes, the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and the California Maternal Child and Adolescent Division within the California Department of Public Health. I