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Kara Dent, Perinatal Institute - October 2000

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have recently published Clinical Guidelines for induction of labour.

National rates are at around 20%, with over two thirds of inductions being undertaken for post-dates pregnancy or social reasons.

We would like to highlight some of the most important issues in this area, which were discussed at the September 2000 Perinatal Forum:

1. The effect of pregnancy dating protocols
2. Methods used - current and new
3. Complications - viz. uterine hyperstimulation
4. Key Points



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