43%) cases had favourable Bishop score
in early induction group while 34 (30.
A detailed history was elicited followed by examination which included the pelvic examination and assessment of Bishop score
All the women were primiparous, and there were no significant differences between the groups regarding maternal age or gestational age and the Bishop score
at the beginning of the study.
The primary outcome measure was the incidence of cumulative Bishop score
increases ≥3 within 12 h or vaginal delivery achieved within 24 h.
Conclusion: History of prior vaginal deliveries, higher Bishop score
at the time of admission, rapid rate of cervical dilatation and lower estimated foetal weight were predictive of a successful trial of labour after Caesarean section.
Univariate analysis showed that the following factors influenced the outcome of vaginal delivery achieved within 24 hours, namely parity, hypertension, rupture of membranes, oligohydramnios with intact membranes, suspicious CTG and Bishop score
The Bishop score
can be taken as an independent predictor of success for labour induction.
In order to assess suitability in patients with previous CS after induction of labour for successful VBAC, the current study looked at antenatal determinants, like maternal age, gestational age, indication of previous CS, VBAC history, Bishop score
and body mass index (BMI).
A total of 114 patients were induced with misoprostol who had singleton pregnancy of more than 36 weeks with cephalic presentation, reactive CTG and unfavorable cervix (Bishop Score
4, non reactive CTG, any contraindication to induction of labour and bishop score
> 4 were excluded.
Data collected included cervicovaginal fluid for fetal fibronectin analysis, cervical length by transvaginal ultrasound, and assessment of Bishop score
Most had an initial Bishop score
of 4 or less, although 24 subjects had Bishop scores
as high as 7.
was assessed and cord prolapse was excluded.