Keywords : Foley’s catheter
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 2150-2157
Background- The labour induction becomes necessary when the continuing the pregnancy could result in maternal and fetal complications. Cervical ripening is essential for success of normal delivery, so attempts are made to ripen the cervix in a small span of time.
Aim- To study the comparative impact of “Transcervical Foley's Catheter with vaginal misoprostol on labour induction versus vaginal misoprostol alone” at or after 36 weeks of gestation.
Method- A cross- sectional study conducted in the rural area of India involves 120 full term pregnant females selected by systematic random sampling technique and the labour will be induced either by Foley’s catheter along with misoprostol or misoprostol alone.
Result - In females induced with the Foley catheter along with vaginal misoprostol in both
Primigravida and multigravida females, the time from induction to delivery is predicted to be substantially reduced. Conclusion- Due to synergistic effect of intracervical Foley’s catheter and vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening and induction of labour, the time from induction to delivery interval will be reduced, prolongation of labour will be decreased and unnecessary caesarian section can be avoided.