To induce or not to induce and when?


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Reply Posted on: Dec 7, 2014 at 2:27pm
Hello Dr Braverman,

I understand Dr Beer was in favour of induction of immune patients delivery at 38 weeks. I am 37 weeks pregnant and was considering with my Ob an induction around 39.5 weeks. Was wondering what your thoughts are around induction at this stage. Do you believe immune patients need to induce their delivery or could they wait for natural labour (as I did with my first non immune pregnancy)? If you believe on induction, when would you recommend it and why. The other base for induction is so I can stop heparin on time for delivery without having to take the risk of still be on heparin when natural labour starts. Thanks a lot for your help.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: To induce or not to induce and when? Posted on: Dec 8, 2014 at 7:21am
I dont think it is as simple as recommending induction for all . It depends on the immune diagnosis as well as the fetal testing throught the preganncy. Many of our patients do go into natural labor and do fine, others I recommend C/S or early induction. I am ot concerned about heparin with onset of labor as this is not a problem.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.