The Surprising Lack of Evidence For Postdate Birth Induction Case controlled studies show no benefit to inducing for postdates. Routinely
inducing for postdates is based on 3 uncontrolled, retrospective
studies showing 1/1000 less stillbirths while ignoring possible
increases in brain damage to newborns as a result of induction. Induction or Elective cesarean for Precious pregnancies is justifiable.