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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 464-468

Early versus delayed amniotomy after vaginal misoprostol for labor induction in nulliparous women

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Quesna Central Hospital, Quesna, Egypt

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DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_151_19

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Objectives To compare between the effectiveness and safety of early versus delayed amniotomy after vaginal misoprostol for the induction of labor. Background The aim of successful induction of labor is to achieve vaginal delivery when continuation of pregnancy presents a threat to the life or well-being of the mother or fetus. The process of induction of labor should only be considered when vaginal delivery is felt to be the appropriate route of delivery. Patients and methods A randomized, clinical trial that included 80 nulliparous women with medical or obstetric indication for labor induction. They were randomly assigned into two equal groups, the first group for early amniotomy and the second group for late amniotomy after use of vaginal misoprostol. Data were collected and tabulated. Results There was significant difference in the duration of labor between the two groups of early and late amniotomy with aP value of 0.000.There was also no significant difference in the mode of delivery with aP value equal to 0.197. Conclusion In well-selected cases, vaginal misoprostol followed by early intervention with amniotomy for labor induction appears to be associated with higher successful vaginal delivery rate, shorter induction-delivery interval, and better neonatal outcome over standard care.

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