Prospective observational study investigating the effectiveness, safety, women's experiences and quality of life at 3 months regarding cervical ripening methods for induction of labor at term-The MATUCOL study protocol
Ducarme, G.; Martin, S.; Chesnoy, V.; Planche, L.; Berte, M.-P.; Netier-Herault, E.
Plos one 17(1): E0262292
ISSN/ISBN: 1932-6203 PMID: 35061804 Accession: 079611644
The purposes of successful induction of labor (IOL) are to shorten the time for IOL to delivery, increase the vaginal delivery rate, and reduce the rate of maternal and neonatal morbidity. In cases of unfavorable cervix (Bishop score <6), cervical ripening is advised to improve vaginal delivery rate. It may be initiated by mechanical (double balloon catheter (DBC), synthetic osmotic dilator) or pharmacologic (prostaglandins) methods, and the problem is complex due to the multitude of cervical ripening methods. We are constantly looking for the optimal protocol of cervical ripening for each woman. The present study aims to elucidate whether cervical ripening method is associated with increase rate of vaginal delivery, good women's experience and unaltered long-term quality of life after cervical ripening at term regarding maternal and obstetric characteristics. The MATUCOL study is a monocentric, prospective, observational study of all consecutive women who required cervical ripening (Bishop score <6) using different methods (DBC, vaginal dinoprostone, oral misoprostol) with a live fetus at term (≥37 weeks) between January 2020 and August 2021. The outcomes will be mode of delivery, maternal and neonatal morbidity, discomfort/pain assessments during cervical ripening, women's experience and satisfaction, and the impact of cervical ripening on the health-related quality of life at 3 months. If it reports a significant efficacy/safety/perinatal morbidity/women's satisfaction/quality of life at 3 months post-delivery associated with a method of cervical ripening in a specific situation (gestational and/or fetal disease) using a multivariate analysis, its use should be reconsidered in clinical practice. This study will reveal that some cervical ripening methods will be more effectiveness, safe, with good women's experiences and QOL at 3 months compared to others regarding maternal and obstetric characteristics. This study is being performed at La Roche sur Yon Hospital following registration as GNEDS on January 8, 2020.