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The cases in this modules have recently (June 2016) been reviewed and updated by Dr Amy Hercus, University of Adelaide.

Module: Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Induction of labour for post-maturity


Professor Roger Pepperell,
Penang Medical College

Associate Professor Paul Duggan,
School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health,
University of Adelaide


This Case discusses a relatively common and important problem in pregnancy when spontaneous labour does not occur within 10-14 days of the estimated due date. Note: the choice of dates may seem somewhat off-putting, but reference to the calendar year is an essential part of the flow of this case.

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