Does cervical ripening with PGE2 affect subsequent uterine activity in labour?

Fenton, D.W.; Speedie, J.; Duncan, S.L.

Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 64(1): 27-30


ISSN/ISBN: 0001-6349
PMID: 3883690
DOI: 10.3109/00016348509154683
Accession: 039859729

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Uterine activity was measured quantitatively during subsequent labor after prostaglandin E2 gel (PGE2). Thirty primigravidae with a low Bishop score were included in this randomized double-blind study. Fewer women who received PGE2 required subsequent surgical induction. The pattern of uterine activity was different. Cervical dilatation was achieved with less uterine activity in the PGE2 group, especially during the shorter latent phase.