Pregnant mother who was 10 DAYS overdue claims she induced labour by drinking a gin and tonic

Caitlin Harrison, 21, from Blyth, Northumberland, explained how she had tried everything in an attempt to speed things along at over 41 weeks pregnant - including walking four miles a day.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Condition:   Low Risk Pregnancy Intervention:   Other: Labor induction Sponsor:   Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: Though small SCH can be found in quite a few pregnant women and is usually harmless, enormous hematoma can result in adverse pregnancy outcomes. It may be difficult, in some cases, to differentiate it from uterine tumors or placental tumors by means of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging, especially when the mass is hyperechoic under ultrasonography. This case report stresses the importance of regular examinations of pregnant women.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Prior cesarean delivery is correlated with earlier delivery and increased neonatal morbidity. Advocating trial of labor after cesarean delivery may provide maternal and neonatal benefit. PMID: 32459429 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Induction of labor (IoL) is an increasingly common obstetric procedure. Foley catheter IoL is recommended by WHO. It is associated with the lowest rate of uterine hyperstimulation syndrome and similar duration...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In August 2018, Grobman et  al1 published findings from the ARRIVE Trial: A Randomized Trial of Induction vs Expectant Management. More than 6000 women underwent random assignment at 41 academic and community hospitals that were participating in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network; 3062 women were assigned to labor ind uction, and 3044 women were assigned to expectant treatment. There was no difference in the primary outcome, which was a composite of adverse perinatal outcomes. Women who underwent labor induction were significantly less likely to deliver by cesarean (18.6 % vs 22.2%; relative risk, 0.84; 95% con...
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
(Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2019;98:958–966)
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Editorials and Reviews Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim of our study was to assess the outcomes of a prolonged induction carried out with a second sequential cycle of pharmacological stimulation after unsatisfactory response to a first attempt, and to highlight variables correlated with higher response rates.MethodsA retrospective study was carried out on 157 women who underwent a two-step labor induction by vaginal prostaglandins followed by a second cycle of prostaglandins or intravenous oxytocin. Outcomes assessed were mode of delivery and maternal and neonatal morbidity. Main variables of pregnancy and delivery were collected to identify factors predi...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Both induction of labour at 41 weeks and expectant management until 42 weeks are common management strategies in low-risk pregnancy since there is no consensus on the optimal timing of induction in late-term pregnancy for the prevention of adverse outcomes. Our aim was to explore maternal preference for either strategy and the influence on quality of life and maternal anxiety on this preference. METHODS: Obstetrical low-risk women with an uncomplicated pregnancy were eligible when they reached a gestational age of 41 weeks. They were asked to fill in questionnaires on quality of life (EQ6...
Source: Women Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research
Both induction of labour at 41 weeks and expectant management until 42 weeks are common management strategies in low-risk pregnancy since there is no consensus on the optimal timing of induction in late-term pregnancy for the prevention of adverse outcomes. Our aim was to explore maternal preference for either strategy and the influence on quality of life and maternal anxiety on this preference.
Source: Women and Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Authors: Wang Z, Jia X, An R PMID: 32414229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
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