Induction of labor is defined as stimulation of contractions in contrast to augmentation which is defined as causing an increase in contractions. Both are intended to result in a vaginal delivery. Labor induction has absolute and relative indications; it is also occasionally undertaken for elective reasons. Success can be estimated using the Bishop score; if high, the risk of cesarean delivery is similar to that of spontaneous labor .
KeywordsInduction Cervical ripening Augmentation Tachysystole Oxytocin Misoprostol
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