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Routine labour induction before term
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has funded a randomised trial to compare inducing all pregnant women at 39 weeks, or awaiting spontaneous labour. It will test the hypothesis that early induction reduces a composite outcome of perinatal death and severe morbidity. Recruitment of the planned 6,000 participants will start in June 2014.