The pharmacology of prostaglandins for induction of labor.

  title={The pharmacology of prostaglandins for induction of labor.},
  author={Susan M Yount and Nicole Lassiter},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={133-44; quiz 238-9}
Prostaglandin medications are frequently used in the process of induction of labor. Understanding the history and research that supports prostaglandin use for induction of labor is crucial for safe practice. Dinoprostone has been the standard of care for cervical ripening in term pregnancies. Misoprostol administration via various routes has been shown to be efficacious. Oral misoprostol in particular is effective and associated with reassuring maternal and fetal outcomes. In addition, cost has… CONTINUE READING
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