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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

Induction of labour

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including preconception care, management of miscarriage, antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy, disorders that might affect the unborn baby, complications arising during pregnancy, the induction of labour, and the care of the mother and newborn during and immediately after childbirth.

Oral misoprostol for induction of labour

Induction of labour in women with gestational diabetes

Methods of term labour induction for women with a previous cesarean section

Induction of labour in women at or beyond term

High-dose versus low-dose oxytocin infusion regimens for induction of labour at term

Elective birth at 37 weeks’ gestation for women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy

Outpatient versus inpatient induction of labour for improving birth outcomes

Induction of labour for suspected fetal macrosomia

Mechanical methods for induction of labour

Misoprostol for cervical ripening and induction of labour

Misoprostol for induction of labour to terminate pregnancy in the second or third trimester for women with a fetal anomaly or after intrauterine fetal death