Induction of Labor

Title

Induction of Labor

Creator

Gill Prabhcharan; Van Hook MD James W

Publisher

StatPearls

Date

2018
2018-01

Description

This article reviews of methodologies for the induction of uterine contractions so that labor may occur. Physicians induce labor to promote vaginal delivery and to prevent complications of obstetric intervention. These complications are diverse and lead to cesarean section. Labor induction rates levels rose from 9.5% in 1992 to as high as 23.8% in 2010. The rates have been fairly stable since then.

Rights

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Citation

Gill Prabhcharan; Van Hook MD James W, “Induction of Labor,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3281.

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