Does the forced labor induction for women after 40 reduce the risk of infant death?

Scientists from the UK found out that the forced labor induction for women over 40 lowers the risk of infant death.

In 2011, the Lancet magazine has published a study, according to which the rate of stillbirth in the UK is higher than in any other industrialized country in the world. Analysis of statistical data for the period from 1997 to 2008 showed an increase in the percentage of pregnant women in the UK aged over 35 years, from 8% to 20%, and women older than 40 years - from 1.2% to 3.6%. Thus on the 40th week of pregnancy of women over 40 years, the risk of stillbirth increases twice as compared to women under 35, and on the 39th week for the older age group of women that risk level is equal to that of women of 20 years old at the 41st week of pregnancy.


The authors estimate that the early delivery at the 39th week reduces the risk of losing a child. Scientists claim that drug stimulation of early birth makes it possible to save at least 17 babies a year only in the UK. However, it remains to be investigated, how the labor induction affects the body of the mother.

This study proves once again what I have said many times, commenting the numerous articles on the allegedly negative effects of IVF on the unborn child. British scientists have reaffirmed the direct link between the age of the woman and the risk of complications during the pregnancy and the childbirth. According to them, in case of women older than 40 years, such indicator as stillbirth for unknown reasons (ie, loss of the child after 24 weeks of gestation) is 7.6% per 1,000 pregnancies, while the same figure at the age from 30 to 34 years is 4.7%.

In many cases, for various reasons, women who have resorted to IVF are of the older age group. Hence the possible complications. And the method of conception has absolutely nothing to do with it.

As for the forced labor induction as a way to reduce the risk of infant mortality, then I probably will keep silent, as this method is fairly new, and it’s too early to judge its efficacy and safety.