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Table 4 Management strategies in late-term pregnancy between 41.0–42.0 weeks in obstetrician-led-care for low risk women referred from midwifery-led-care and for women primarily in obstetrician-led care

From: Management of late-term pregnancy in midwifery- and obstetrician-led care

Management Strategies Women referred from midwifery-led care Women primarily in obstetrician-led care P-value
n % n %
IOLb at GAa 41.0–41.2 2 3% 17 21% < 0.001¥
IOLb at GAa 41.3–41.5 1 1% 3 4% 0.62¥
EMc with extra consultations in obstetrician-led care 45 56% 31 39% 0.03§
EMc without extra consultations in obstetrician-led care 4 5% 3 4% 1¥
Individual based 11 14% 4 5% 0.10¥
Patients request 17 21% 22 28% 0.36§
  80 100% 80 100%  
  1. ¥ Fisher Exact
  2. § Chi square
  3. aGA Gestational age
  4. bIOL Induction of labour
  5. cEM Expectant management until 42.0 weeks in the absence of foetal or maternal indications for induction of labour before 42 weeks and subsequent induction from 42 weeks onwards