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Induction of labour

Women's experiences of outpatient induction of labour

Approximately 326% of labours in the UK are induced, either before or after the estimated due date (NHS Digital, 2018) This number has increased by 122% in the past 10 years (NHS Digital, 2018) and is...

Managing gestational diabetes mellitus: Audit data of outcomes for women and neonates

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance, increased insulin resistance and usually occurring in the second trimester of pregnancy (HAPO Study Cooperative Research Group,...

Improving induction of labour for women through the development of a new pathway

Induction of labour, whereby the onset of labour is stimulated using either pharmacological or mechanical methods, is one of the most common obstetric procedures carried out in the UK (McCarthy and...

Propess versus Prostin: There is an alternative way to induce labour

Induction of labour is a relatively common procedure worldwide, which is used for approximately 20% of pregnancies (NICE 2008) For over 50 years, prostaglandins have been the pharmaceutical method of...

Development of a home induction of labour framework

Approximately 25% of pregnant women in the UK have their labour induced (Kelly et al, 2013) At a national level, it is recommended that women be offered a membrane sweep to avoid the need for...

Reducing post-dates induction numbers with post-dates complementary therapy clinics

In 2012/2013, over 23% of pregnant women in England underwent induction of labour (IOL) (Birth Choice UK, 2013a) Across 11 trusts in Anglia in 2013, these rates ranged from 18 to 29% (Birth Choice...

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