has doubled over the past 2 decades, with almost 25% of parturients currently undergoing induction in the United States.
Oral misoprostol (100ug) versus vaginal (25ug) in term labor induction
. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2003; 82(12): 1103-6.
We analyzed the course and mode of delivery in cases with medical indications for labor induction
in pregnant women with immature cervix (Bishop score under 6) (15).
"These results suggest that policies aimed at the avoidance of elective labor induction
among low-risk nulliparous women at 39 weeks of gestation are unlikely to reduce the rate of cesarean delivery on a population level; the trial provides information that can be incorporated into discussions that rely on principles of shared decision making," Dr.
Titrated oral compared with vaginal misoprostol for labor induction
: a randomized controlled trial.
The safety and effectiveness of labor induction
depends on the health of the woman and her baby.
A retrospective study of labor induction
was performed at the Department of Obstetrics at Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
has had an increasing trend: (7, 8) from 9.5% in 1990 and 19.4% in 1998 to 22.1% in 2004.
Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health between 2004 and 2008 showed that 9.6% of all the deliveries involved labor induction
. Among the countries surveyed, the incidence of labor induction
of America was 11.4%, while that of China was only 6.4%.
(11) In cases of prolonged labor induction
with oxytocin, women exhibit a decrease in oxytocin binding with its receptors suggesting down-regulation of receptors with repetitive stimulation.
Cesarean delivery and labor induction
rates have risen in the United States over the past two decades.
Recently, a new prostaglandin came into use in obstetrics for labor induction
: [PGE.sub.1] methyl analog misoprostol.