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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 2, Sept 2015 pp 246-252

Research Article

Risk of caserean delivery following induction of labor in term nulliparous women

A Hegde1, N Gopala2

1Senior Resident, 2Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fr. Muller Medical College Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka-575002, INDIA.


Aim of the study: To analyse the risk of caesarean delivery associated with induction of labour in Nulliparous women at term in comparison to women with spontaneous onset of labour. Material and Methods: A case control study was conducted from August 2010 to July 2012 including Nulliparous women between ≥37 to ≤42 weeks of gestation with live singleton pregnancy with cephalic presentation. One hundred Nulliparous women at term with induced labour were compared with one hundred Nulliparous women at term with spontaneous labour. Gestational age, assessment of Bishop Score and clinical pelvimetry were done in all the patients. Method of induction and indications for induction were charted out in induction group. The risk of caesarean delivery was compared between induction group and women with spontaneous onset of labour. Results: The Bishop Score was found to be statistically significant (p<0.001). The caesarean delivery rates in study and control group were 20% and 11%. Conclusion: There is increased risk of caesarean delivery in Nulliparous women following induction of labor.