Research Article

Induction of labour using prostaglandin E2 pessaries.

Br Med J 1979; 2 doi: (Published 14 July 1979) Cite this as: Br Med J 1979;2:108
  1. J Shepherd,
  2. J M Pearce,
  3. C D Sims


    The routine method of induction at Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital is now by the use of prostaglandin E2 pessaries. The first 502 consecutive patients thus induced are presented: the caesarean section rate for a failed induction with an unfavourable cervix has fallen to 2%. The prostaglandin E2 pessary is highly efficient and acceptable for all cases in which a simple amniotomy will not suffice.