Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital and Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Objective. To assess the risk for emergency cesarean section among women who were induced to labor in gestational week = 41 and to evaluate if parity and mode of induction affected this association. Design. Hospital based retrospective cohort study. Population: Singleton pregnancies delivered after =41 gestational weeks at Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden during 2002-2006. Material and Methods. Of 23 030 singleton pregnancies meeting the entry criteria, 881 were induced with Bishop score of