Last updated on September 2020

Continued Versus Discontinued Oxytocin Stimulation of Labour


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Adverse Reaction to Oxytocin
  • Age: Between 18 - 99 Years
  • Gender: Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women stimulated with Syntocinon infusion for induction of labour (with or without cervical priming by prostaglandin)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to read and understand the Danish language or to give informed consent
  • Cervical dilatation > 4 cm
  • Non-cephalic presentation
  • Multiple gestation
  • Pathological fetal heart rate pattern (cardiotocogram, CTG) before Syntocinon initiation
  • Fetal weight estimation > 4500 g (clinical or ultrasonic)
  • Subject declines participation
  • Gestational age less than 37 completed weeks

Definition: Stimulation with Syntocinon following Premature Rupture of membranes (PROM) is induction of labour if there is no cervical change prior to starting the infusion, whereas stimulation with Syntocinon after PROM but following the establishment of significant cervical change is augmentation.

Recruitment Status: Closed


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