induction of labour

induction of labour

The artificial initiation of the processes of birth, usually at a late stage in the pregnancy, before this has occurred spontaneously. This is done in cases in which the continuation of the pregnancy would be dangerous either to the mother or baby by reason of such conditions as PRE-ECLAMPSIA, POSTMATURITY, ANTEPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE, DIABETES or HAEMOLYTIC DISEASE (rhesus incompatibility). Induction may also be done if the fetus has died or is severely abnormal.
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For the study, the researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Stanford University School of Medicine reviewed existing research that examined elective induction of labour, in which women have labour induced by choice rather than for medical reasons.
[13] Sheperd J, Pearce JMF, Sims CD: Induction of labour using prostaglandin [E.sub.2] pessaries.
More than 22% of all gravid women undergo induction of labour in the US and the overall rate of induction of labour in US has more than doubled since 1990 to 2006.
Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of oral misoprostol with prostaglandin E2 vaginal tablets for ripening of cervix and induction of labour at term.
The prevalence of induction of labour is about 20% pregnancies in developed countries, one of the reasons for that is better planning of birth by obstetrician, patient and her family.
Capital & Coast District Health Board midwife Trish Burke discussed how midwives and nurses caring for women having second trimester induction of labour can care for themselves.
Louise Taylor, who works in Anuerin Bevan University Health Board, introduced the option of outpatient induction of labour (OPIOL) for low-risk, post-term women in 2016.
Intrapartum intervention rates and perinatal outcomes following induction of labour after 41+0 weeks compared to expectant management.
[USA], Oct 17 (ANI): According to a new study, induction of labour at 39 weeks could benefit pregnant women and their babies.
The woman was admitted for induction of labour during gestation of 38 weeks.