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Induction of Labor: A Review

Shravani Devarasetty

Keywords : Bishop score, Cesarean section, Induction of labor, Labor

Citation Information : Devarasetty S. Induction of Labor: A Review. 2019; 2 (4):128-133.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-02224

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Induction of labor is a common procedure in modern obstetrics and accounts for 20% of all deliveries. The goal of induction of labor is to preempt the natural process of labor by initiating its onset artificially by stimulating cervical ripening and uterine contractions before these occur spontaneously. The favorability of the cervix assessed by Bishop score has a substantial impact on the potential success of any labor induction. There is a consensus that the success of induced labor is directly related to the status of the cervix, with higher cesarean section rates in those with an unfavorable cervix. The review overviews about various methods, indications and contraindications, and predictors of induction of labor outcome.

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