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USE OF PROSTAGLANDINS IN NURSE-MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

Authors

  • Betty Jennings cnm, ms,

  • Joyce Roberts cnm, phd, faan,

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    • Joyce Roberts graduated from the University of Utah Nurse-Midwifery Program in 1972. She is currently a Professor and Director of the Nurse-Midwifery Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

  • Betty Jennings cnm, msn,

  • Kat Franklin cnm,

  • Lylaine Gavette cnm


ABSTRACT

Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is known to induce structural changes in the uterine cervix that produce thinning, softening, and eventually dilatation. In this paper, three certified nurse-midwives share their clinical experiences in using prostaglandin gel as a stimulus for labor.

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