Induction of labour using prostaglandin E2 pessaries.Br Med J 1979; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6182.108 (Published 14 July 1979) Cite this as: Br Med J 1979;2:108
- J Shepherd,
- J M Pearce,
- 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.