THE USE OF FOLEY'S CATHETER IN RIPENING THE UNFAVOURABLE CERVIX PRIOR TO INDUCTION OF LABOUR

M. Ezimokhai, J. N. Nwabineli

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Abstract

Foley's catheter was used to ripen the cervix prior to induction of labour in 21 primigravidae and the results compared with those obtained using 5 mg of prostaglandin E2 in vaginal gel in another group of 14 primigravidae. The improvement in cervical score and outcome of induction of labour was similar in both groups. There were no complications attributable to the use of these agents. Foley's catheter is easy to use, cheap and readily available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume87
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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