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Rural hospital amniotomy induction for women at or past term with a healthy pregnancy and a favourable cervix: is it a safe option? New Zealand Medical Journal. 2001 Mar 23;114(1128):111-3.

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Janes R.

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AIM: To assess the safety and efficacy of amniotomy induction of labour for women at or past term with a healthy pregnancy and a favourable cervix.

METHODS: Retrospective chart review of nine cases involving amniotrophy induction managed by the author since 1991, combined with a literature search for randomised controlled clinical trials of the use of amniotomy inducton.

RESULTS: All nine women delivered within fourteen hours of amniotomy. The only serious complication was group B streptcoccal septicaemia in one newborn that developed four hours after birth. No randomised controlled clinical trials was found that examined the use of amniotomy alone in a rural setting to induce women at or past term with a healthy pregnancy and a favourable cervix. However, studies from secondary care institutions of women at or past term with a favourable cervix, being induced for a variety of reasons, demonstrate that amniotomy is both safe and effective.

CONCLUSION: In appropriately selected women, the use of amniotomy induction in a rural maternity unit is both safe and effective.

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➡ physiology ; induction of labor ; rupture of membranes ; amniotomy ; active management of labor ; post-term pregnancy

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Cécile Loup — 23 Dec 2003

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