10. Inducing Labor

  1. Wayne R. Cohen MD1 and
  2. Emanuel A. Friedman MD, Med ScD2

Published Online: 10 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119971566.ch10

Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide

Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Cohen, W. R. and Friedman, E. A. (2011) Inducing Labor, in Labor and Delivery Care: A Practical Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119971566.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654590

Online ISBN: 9781119971566

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Keywords:

  • labor, pharmacologic, mechanical;
  • induction of labor;
  • augmentation of labor;
  • priming;
  • risks of induction;
  • deleterious outcomes;
  • Bishop score;
  • preinduction priming;
  • oxytocin infusion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Indications

  • Contraindications

  • Risks

  • Prerequisites

  • Bishop score

  • Management

  • Decision-making issues

  • Further Reading