AAPLOG Practice Bulletin No. 3: Previable Induction of Labor for Chorioamnionitis

October 1, 2018
Edition: Fall 2018
Volume: 33
Issue: 2
Article: Verbatim

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When intrauterine infection develops prior to viability, prognosis for the fetus is guarded. Previable parturition can be pursued when infection is present, but physicians must challenge themselves to do only what is indicated and avoid causing unnecessary effects by their methods of terminating pregnancy.

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Affiliation: Committee on Practice Bulletins. This document was developed by the Practice Bulletin Committee to provide evidence for pro-life practice. Because of the gravity of issues addressed by AAPLOG, variation in practice regarding matters of fetal life should be undertaken only after serious consideration of the literature cited by this document.