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ABC of labour care: induction

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1584

This article by Geoffrey Chamberlain and Luke Zander (10 April, pp 995-8) includes a diagram titled “Inserting prostaglandin gel into upper vagina” (p 997). In fact, the diagram shows the gel being incorrectly inserted into the upper endocervical canal, next to the fetal membranes. Such a mistake usually causes a hypertonic uterine contraction, which may produce fetal distress and other complications.


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