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Vol 88, No 4 (2017)
Guidelines / Expert consensus
Published online: 2017-04-28
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Polish Gynecological Society recommendations for labor induction

Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Krzysztof Drews, Hubert Huras, Piotr Laudański, Tomasz Paszkowski, Mirosław Wielgoś
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0043
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Pubmed: 28509326
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Ginekol Pol 2017;88(4):224-234.

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Vol 88, No 4 (2017)
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Published online: 2017-04-28

Abstract

Labor induction involves artificial stimulation of childbirth before the natural, spontaneous onset of labor. It is one of the most common procedures in modern obstetrics. The frequency of labor induction has doubled in recent decades due to the development of perinatology and methods of monitoring fetal well-being in particular. Currently, one in five pregnant women and 30–40% of women delivering vaginally undergo this procedure. Reasons for induction include reduction of the perinatal mortality and morbidity of the fetus and newborn, as well as the reduction of maternal complications. However, as every medical intervention, labor induction is associated with a risk of complications.

Abstract

Labor induction involves artificial stimulation of childbirth before the natural, spontaneous onset of labor. It is one of the most common procedures in modern obstetrics. The frequency of labor induction has doubled in recent decades due to the development of perinatology and methods of monitoring fetal well-being in particular. Currently, one in five pregnant women and 30–40% of women delivering vaginally undergo this procedure. Reasons for induction include reduction of the perinatal mortality and morbidity of the fetus and newborn, as well as the reduction of maternal complications. However, as every medical intervention, labor induction is associated with a risk of complications.

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Title

Polish Gynecological Society recommendations for labor induction

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 88, No 4 (2017)

Article type

Guidelines / Expert consensus

Pages

224-234

Published online

2017-04-28

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2017.0043

Pubmed

28509326

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Ginekol Pol 2017;88(4):224-234.

Authors

Dorota Bomba-Opoń
Krzysztof Drews
Hubert Huras
Piotr Laudański
Tomasz Paszkowski
Mirosław Wielgoś

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