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Dr Wolfe is currently affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
Drs Timofeev and Driggers are currently affiliated with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of Army/Navy/Air Force, Department of Defense, or US Government.
The authors report no conflict of interest.
Reprints not available from the authors.
Cite this article as: Wolfe H, Timofeev J, Tefera E, et al. Risk of cesarean in obese nulliparous women with unfavorable cervix: elective induction vs expectant management at term. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;211:53.e1-5.