Induction of labor
is indicated where the benefits to mother or to the fetus outweighs the benefit of continuing pregnancy4-6.
Misoprostol outpatient cervical ripening without subsequent induction of labor
: A randomized trial.
KEYWORDS: Cervical ripening, dinoprostone gel, misoprostol, induction of labor
Induction of labor
by amniotomy and subsequent oxytocin augmentation after proven cervical ripeness was performed at any moment of the day in 35 hospitals (50%), the morning after the start of cervical ripening in 29 hospitals (41%), and depended on the indication of induction in 5 hospitals (9%).
Not much is known about factors related to a cesarean delivery after induction of labor
in multiparous women.
Preinduction scoring: an objective approach to induction of labor
. Obstet Gynecol 1966; 28: 479-83.
Preinduction sonographic measurment of cervical length in the prediction of successful induction of labor
. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2001;18:623-628.
"Our study thus shows that it is necessary to take gestational length into account when induction of labor
and expectant management are being compared," he added.
The March of Dimes hailed this change, noting that "infants born at 37-38 weeks have an increased risk for problems compared to infants born at 39 weeks." Other agencies have taken a different approach to elective induction; the AHRQ has stated that "the evidence regarding elective induction of labor
prior to 41 weeks of gestation is insufficient to draw any conclusion" (8)
Cytotec has been used since 1992 for abortions, as well as used "off-label" for induction of labor
, even though this use is considered controversial.
CASE FACTS: On December 23, 1993, Claudette Milton arrived at Episcopal Hospital for induction of labor
. According to nursing notes and the nurse on duty, the patient was admitted at approximately 7:30 am.
Those boys who suffered birth complications (induction of labor
, irregular position, the use of forceps, breech delivery, and umbilical cord prolapse) and rejection in home were significantly more likely to become violent criminals.