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AMOR-IPAT: A New Idea to Reduce the Rate of Cesarean Section

AMOR-IPAT: A New Idea to Reduce the Rate of Cesarean Section
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Over the last decade the rate of cesarean sections has increased from 22 percent to as much as 30 percent in some parts of the country. Cesare...
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    Over the last decade the rate of cesarean sections has increased from 22 percent to as much as 30 percent in some parts of the country. Cesarean risk increases with potential placental insufficiency and concerns about cephalo pelvic disproportion. How does AMOR-IPAT (active management of risk in pregnancy at term), a preventive induction technique, limit cesarean risk?  Dr. James M. Nicholson, assistant professor in family practice and community medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, talks with host Dr. Lisa Mazzullo about this technique designed to prevent cesarean deliveries.

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