Inducing birth one or two weeks earlier in older first-time mothers could reduce the number of stillborn babies by two thirds, a study has found. Current guidelines recommend induction be offered when the baby is one or two weeks late. 

Janet Scott from Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: 'This very welcome study provides much-needed new information to inform decisions about inducing a group with a significantly higher risk of pregnancy complications including perinatal death. Continue reading