Membrane Sweeping at Initiation of Formal Labor Induction: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  title={Membrane Sweeping at Initiation of Formal Labor Induction: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={P. C. Tan and R. Jacob and S. Omar},
  journal={Obstetrics & Gynecology},
  • P. C. Tan, R. Jacob, S. Omar
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefit of membrane sweeping at initiation of labor induction in conjunction with formal methods of labor induction. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-four women at term with a singleton fetus in cephalic presentation and intact membranes were randomly assigned to receive membrane sweeping or no membrane sweeping at initiation of formal labor induction with either dinoprostone pessary or amniotomy. Outcome measures included mode of delivery, induction-to-delivery interval… CONTINUE READING
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