Acupuncture for cervical ripening and induction of labor at term--a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Acupuncture for cervical ripening and induction of labor at term--a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Michaela Rabl and Regine Ahner and M. Bitschnau and Harald Zeisler and Peter Husslein},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={113 23-24},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether acupuncture at term can influence cervical ripening, induce labor and thus reduce the need for postdates induction. METHODS On the estimated date of confinement (EDC) women were prospectively randomized to an acupuncture group (AG) or a control group (CG). Data of 45 women were evaluated (AG, n = 25; CG, n = 20). Inclusion criteria were as follows: confirmed EDC, uncomplicated course of pregnancy, singleton pregnancy in cephalic… CONTINUE READING
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