Flashcards in Trends/Controversies in Labor Induction: Cook Deck (4)
What is the most common drug used for the induction of labor?
What are its side effects/limitations?
Can cause overstimulation of the myometrium leading to exhaustion of the muscle and inability to control postpartum hemorrhage.
Antidiuretic effect can also cause water intoxication and hyponatremia.
What is considered the most important indicator in the success of labor induction?
How do prostaglandins induce labor?
Block progesterone (maintains pregnancy) and cause a local inflammatory response. Synthetic PGE2 also causes cervical ripening.