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Social induction of labour: experience in an urban teaching hospital in Nigeria.
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PMID:  19421763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To document the experience with social induction of labour (IOL) and compare its outcome with electively induced labour for prolonged pregnancy.
METHODS: A prospective matched case-control study.
RESULT: Social IOL was significantly common in women of high social class (78.3 vs. 45.6%, P = 0.03) and the commonest indication was because the parturient was 'tired of pregnancy' (60.9%). There was no significant difference between both groups in the mean induction to delivery interval, caesarean section and instrumental delivery rates, 5-minute Apgar score <7 and early neonatal death.
CONCLUSION: Social IOL in well-selected cases has comparable outcomes to elective IOL for prolonged pregnancy. There is still the need for evaluating the determinants of maternal request for social IOL and the development of guidelines to regulate its practice.
Adedapo Babatunde Ande; Alfred E Ehigiegba; Biodun N Olagbuji; Michael C Ezeanochie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  281     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin, Nigeria,
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