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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Deliveries by induction of labour will be scheduled by referral only.
Induction of labour for Improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term.
With this background information, the current trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of misoprostol tablet when used vaginally for induction of labour in intrauterine foetal death with special emphasis on the induction delivery interval, the mode of delivery, the success rate of the drug in labour induction and the incidence of side effects and complications.
Induction of labour is designed to mimic the natural evolution of contractions leading to dilation of the cervix and descent of the presenting part.
Weeks noted that in the analysis, the use of low dose oral misoprostol was found to be more effective and more acceptable to women than a transcervical Foley catheter for induction of labour in women requiring delivery because of pre-eclampsia or hypertension.
So we intend to find a more suitable and beneficial method of induction of labour and to conduct this study on a larger sample size in order to make this study more reliable.
Objective: To observe the fetomaternal morbidity and mortality with induction of labour in pregnant women with gestational hypertension.
Conclusion: Expectant management had higher perinatal mortality as compared to induction of labour in elderly nulliparous women at term.
The retrospective study to explore the adverse effect of obesity on pregnancy and labour was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, and comprised data of all patients booked between 12-14 weeks and required induction of labour from January 1 to December 31, 2012.
Conclusion: It can be stated that most of patients undergoing induction of labour at 41 weeks and 41+ weeks gestation delivered by normal vaginal delivery had good fetal outcome.