Induction of Labour [chapter]

Benjamin Joseph Nggada
2022 Childbirth [Working Title]  
Induction of labour is one of the common obstetric interventions in the world with varied incidence rates between developed and developing countries. It is generally employed by obstetricians and physicians managing pregnant women when the risk of continuing such pregnancy is far greater than delivery at that said point. A detailed evaluation and indications for induction of labour should be done for every single woman. Methods of induction of labour could be pharmacological, mechanical or
more » ... taking care to reduce or eliminate complications associated with this intervention. Decision for induction of labour should involve the most senior member of the team with a woman centered approach to care. Induction of labour carries multiple risks and complications compared with spontaneous onset of uterine contractions with increase tendency of operative vaginal delivery and caesarean section.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.104445 fatcat:7scggjeybjacvgjnoc2rsfehli