Medical News Today: Acupressure for inducing labor: What to know

Some people use acupressure to help induce labor, but is it effective? In this article, we discuss four acupressure points to try and look at the research behind the claims.
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Authors: Kashanian M, Eshraghi N, Rahimi M, Sheikhansari N, Javanmanesh F Abstract A double-blind randomised trial was conducted on women with gestational age of 40-42 weeks of pregnancy and Bishop score of more than 5. The first group received oxytocin infusion and the second group received a titrated oral solution of misoprostol. Then, the two groups were compared by the primary outcome (the number of deliveries in the first 24 hours of intervention). The two groups did not have any significant difference in maternal and gestational age at the time of intervention, primary Bishop score, parity and n...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Obesity Complicating Childbirth;   Obesity;   Labor Onset and Length Abnormalities;   Pregnancy, High Risk;   Cesarean Section Complications Interventions:   Procedure: Caesarean section;   Procedure: Induction of Labour Sponsors:   Ottawa Hospital Research Institute;   Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 12 June 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): A. Sharp, D. Faluyi, Z AlfirevicAbstractObjectiveThe aim of this study is the compare the effectiveness and safety of Misoprostol Vaginal Insert (Mysodelle) versus Dinoprostone intravaginal gel (Prostin) for induction of labour.Study designWe performed a prospective cohort study of the use of misoprostol vaginal inserts (Mysodelle) in the induction of pregnancy and compared it to a historical cohort of women induced with the Dinoprostone intravaginal gel (Prostin) at the Liverpool Women&r...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
The objectives were to examine pregnancy outcomes in adolescent primigravida and to determine the effects of adolescent pregnancy on pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). A retrospective analysis of pregnancy outcomes was carried out in 2440 adolescent primigravida, compared with 14,259 primigravida aged 20-29 years. The adolescents had significantly higher rates of maternal death, maternal heart disease, PIH, puerperal infection, chorioamnionitis, urinary tract infection, foetal anomaly, preterm delivery, low birth weight, low Apgar scores and stillbirth. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that both old...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
CERVICAL RIPENING BALLOON AS A METHOD OF PREINDUCTION - ONE CENTER STUDY. Acta Clin Croat. 2018 Dec;57(4):762-767 Authors: Košec V, Djaković I, Sabolović Rudman S Abstract - Cervical ripening can be promoted in many ways, but mechanical methods are among the oldest. Like all other methods, this one also has its pros and cons. Disadvantages compared to pharmacological methods include some maternal discomfort upon manipulation of the cervix, a theoretical increase in the risk of maternal and neonatal infection from the introduction of a foreign body, potential disruption of a low-lying placenta,...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Conclusion: Obesity is associated with increased complications during pregnancy, an increased incidence of a cesarean section and induced birth but it has no significant effect on the delivery time.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionTo examine the outcomes and interventions in pregnant women presenting with a perception of reduced fetal movements (RFM), and to determine if repeated episodes of RFM increase the risk of adverse outcomes.Material and methodsThis was a retrospective cohort study conducted in six NHS hospitals within the Thames Valley network region, UK and one neighbouring hospital, an area with approximately 31,000 births annually. All women with a primary presentation of perceived RFM after 24 completed weeks of gestation during the month of October 2016 were included in the study.Prospective records in all units wer...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Conclusion Foley catheter is a safe tool for mechanical dilation in women undergoing IOL after prior cesarean. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: SMFM Fellowship Series Article Source Type: research
Conclusion:We demonstrated that propofol suppresses the expression of inflammatory substances enhanced by LPS stimulation. Furthermore, this inhibitory effect of propofol on the inflammatory substance expression is mediated by suppression of NF- κB activation.
Source: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
​BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the regio...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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