induction of labor

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Noun1.induction of labor - (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
induction - the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state"
midwifery, obstetrics, tocology, OB - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
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Keywords: Amniotic fluid, Foley's catheter, Induction of labor, Postdate pregnancy, Prostaglandin E2.
Background: Cervical ripening is an important prerequisite for successful induction of labor, a procedure that is frequently necessary because of medical or obstetrical complications.
According to the Dutch (NVOG) guideline on induction of labor, caution is advocated concerning the use of contraction-stimulating drugs in women with a prior cesarean section [8].
Induction of labor is a common and essential element of the contemporary obstetric practice and now accounts for approximately 20% of all deliveries [1-3].
Coverage also includes underweight and obese women, anemia, infections, abnormalities, medical diseases, hypertensive disorders, normal and abnormal labor, intrapartum monitoring and management, induction of labor, twins and multiple pregnancy, intrauterine growth restriction, instrumental delivery, postpartum collapse and hemorrhage, trauma, maternal injuries, cesarean delivery, neonatal resuscitation, prematurity, postmaturity, ultrasonography, diet and exercise, prescribing in pregnancy, and other issues.
Risk of ceasarean delivery with elective induction of labor at term in nulliparous women.
Induction of labor. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2005;32:181-200.
The results showed that in induced women, induction of labor did not convey an increased risk of cesarean section when comparing outcomes in gestational weeks 39, 40 or 41 with those women who waited longer for a spontaneous or later induced labor.
Third, ACOG released an updated practice bulletin on induction of labor, which noted that induction has more than doubled since 1990.
She did not have gestational diabetes, but late in the pregnancy she developed hypertension, necessitating induction of labor.
"We saw that as obesity increases, normal labor decreases and induction of labor increases," Dr.