|December 2012 · Vol. 24, No. 12
EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE
Does an unfavorable cervixNo. This post hoc analysis from the Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial at Term (HYPITAT) found that, contrary to widely held belief, induction of labor at term is of significant benefit to women who have an unfavorable cervixEXPERT COMMENTARY
preclude induction of labor
at term in women who have
or mild preeclampsia?
Professor and Chair, Department of ObGyn, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
The optimal management of gestational hypertension and mild preeclampsia at term has been a subject of great debate over the past decade. The controversy centers on the timing of delivery—induction of labor versus expectant management.
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