unfavorable cervix


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unfavorable cervix

A cervix that is not adequately prepared for a vaginal delivery of a newborn child (one with a Bishop's score of less than or 6). A favorable cervix is one with a Bishop's score more than 6.
See also: cervix
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In women with an unfavorable cervix at term, induction of labor with oral misoprostol and Foley catheter are comparable in terms of safety and effectiveness," Dr.
The beneficial effect of induction of labor-in terms of reducing the rate of cesarean delivery--was greater among women who had an unfavorable cervix.
After induction with a Foley catheter, the overall number of operative deliveries for suspected fetal distress was lower, fewer mothers were treated with intrapartum antibiotics, and significantly fewer neonates were admitted to the neonatal ward," they said, adding: "We therefore think that a Foley catheter should be considered for induction of labor in women with an unfavorable cervix at term.
Conclusion: Misoprostol is safe for induction of labour with an unfavorable cervix.
Induction of labour is the initiation of labour Misoprostol is safe for induction of labour with an unfavorable cervix.
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.
Over the past 12 years, several studies have demonstrated a higher rate of cesarean delivery among nulliparous women with an unfavorable cervix who undergo induction of labor.
study were nulliparous, free of comorbidity, and carrying a singleton gestation; they also had an unfavorable cervix, as demonstrated by a modified Bishop score of less than 5.
Nulliparous women who have an unfavorable cervix have comparable neonatal and maternal outcomes, including similar rates of cesarean delivery, whether they are managed expectantly or undergo induction of labor
JoYwiak and her coinvestigators conducted a trial called PROBAAT (Prostaglandins or Balloon for Induction of Labor at Term) in 819 women with a term pregnancy who had a vital singleton fetus in cephalic presentation, intact membranes, and an unfavorable cervix, defined as a Bishop score of less than 6.
We recommend considering the Foley catheter as a first choice for induction of labor at term in women with an unfavorable cervix," Dr.