A hundred and forty four pregnant women between 35 and 42 weeks of pregnancy with unfavourable cervices were given intracervical prostaglandin E2 gel for cervical priming and labour induction. Successfully inductions of labour were achieved in 102 (70.8%) women and failed inductions were in 42 (20.2%) women. Cesarean section was performed in 15.6% women in group with successfully inductions of labour and in 19% in group where unsuccessfully inductions were continued by traditional methods. All infants were delivered in good condition. There was no correlation between fetal weight and efficiency of labour induction with intracervical PGE2.