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Methods of inducing labor 

Methods of inducing labor
Methods of inducing labor

Murray Enkin

, Marc J. N. C. Keirse

, James Neilson

, Caroline Crowther

, Lelia Duley

, Ellen Hodnett

, and Justus Hofmeyr

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date: 26 November 2020

Chapter 40 discusses methods for inducing labor, including mechanical methods (sweeping (stripping) the membranes and other mechanical methods), amniotomy (used alone, with oxytocic drugs, with oxytocic drugs versus oxytocic drugs alone), hazards of amniotomy, oxytocin, routes and methods of administration, hazards of oxytocin administration, prostaglandin E2 (comparisons with placebo, prostaglandin E2 versus prostaglandin F, routes and methods of administration, hazards of prostaglandin E2 administration), prostaglandin E2 versus oxytocin for inducing labor (effects on time and mode of delivery, effects on the mother and the infant, prelabor rupture of membranes at or near term), and misoprostol.

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