Outpatient balloon catheter vs inpatient prostaglandin for induction of labour (OBLIGE): a randomised controlled trial

Michelle Wise, Joy Marriott, Malcolm Battin, John Thompson, Michael Stitely & Lynn Sadler
Abstract Background Approximately one in four pregnant women undergo an induction of labour. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness for mothers and babies of two methods of cervical ripening – inpatient care for women starting induction with vaginal prostaglandin E2 hormones, or allowing women to go home for 18 to 24 h after starting induction with a single-balloon catheter. Methods/design This is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial...
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