Both systematic reviews report a significant reduction in the incidence of meconium stained amniotic fluid but this does not affect the rate of meconium aspiration (0.82; 95% CI 0.49-1.37) . There is no effect on fetal heart rate abnormalities during labour. The odds ratio for neonatal jaundice 3.39 (95% CI 1.42-8.09), based on the small number of trials that reported this outcome, indicate that it is increased by induction. The systematic reviews do not show any beneficial or hazardous effects on Apgar scores, neonatal intensive care admission or neonatal encephalopathy.
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