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The Real Cost of Early Elective Deliveries
The Health Care Blog

What if I told you that across the country there’s a procedure being performed on pregnant women that makes their newborns more likely to end up sick and in a $3,000-a-day Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)? Too outrageous to believe? It’s true. Early elective delivery – when labor is induced 3 to 4 weeks early without medical necessity – is on the rise in the U.S.