Table 3

Clinical/outcomes data of participants in study (n = 205)

Gestation at induction in days, median (range)

280 (259 - 296)

Bishop score, median (range)

5.(1 -- 10)

Method of induction of labour, n(%)

- Prostaglandin only

41 (20.0)

- Prostaglandin + amniotomy (ARM)

62 (30.2)

- ARM only

102 (49.8)

Syntocinon augmentation, n(%)

155 (75.6)

- Dose of Syntocinon, mu/min, mean (SD)

10.6 (6.8)

Duration of labour, mins, mean (SD)

329.2 (194.8)

Labour duration <24 hrs, n(%)

Labour duration ≥24 hrs, n(%)

179 (87.3)

26 (12.7)

Livebirths, n(%)

205(100)

Mode of delivery, n(%)

- Spontaneous vaginal delivery

132 (64.4)

- Instrumental vaginal delivery

40 (19.5)

- Caesarean section

33 (16.1)

Indication for caesarean n(%)

- Delayed progress

18 (8.8)

- Unsuccessful induction of labour

2 (1.0)

- Suspected fetal compromise

13 (6.3)


Jokhi et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-40

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