Optimising daytime deliveries when inducing labour using prostaglandin vaginal inserts

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine induction start time(s) that would maximise daytime deliveries when using prostaglandin vaginal inserts. METHODS Women enrolled into the Phase III trial, EXPEDITE (clinical trial registration: NCT01127581), had labour induced with either a misoprostol or dinoprostone vaginal insert (MVI or DVI). A secondary analysis was conducted to determine the optimal start times for induction by identifying the 12-h period with the highest proportion of deliveries by parity and treatment. RESULTS Optimal start times for achieving daytime deliveries when using MVI appear to be 19:00 in nulliparae and 23:00 in multiparae. Applying these start times, the median time of onset of active labour would be approximately 08:30 for both parities and the median time of delivery would be the following day at approximately 16:30 for nulliparae and 12:00 (midday) for multiparae. Optimal start times when using DVI appear to be 07:00 for nulliparae and 23:00 for multiparae. Using these start times, the median time of onset of active labour would be the following day at approximately 04:00 and 11:50, and the median time of delivery would be approximately 13:40 and 16:10, respectively. CONCLUSIONS When optimising daytime deliveries, different times to initiate induction of labour may be appropriate depending on parity and the type of retrievable prostaglandin vaginal insert used.

DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2015.1011117

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@inproceedings{Miller2016OptimisingDD, title={Optimising daytime deliveries when inducing labour using prostaglandin vaginal inserts}, author={Hugh S Miller and Laura M. Goetzl and Deborah Ann Wing and Barbara L Powers and Olof Rugarn}, booktitle={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians}, year={2016} }