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Queensland Clinical Guidelines: Induction of Labour – March 2017

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Queensland Clinical Guidelines, Induction of labour. March 2017.

Induction of labour (IOL) is the initiation of contractions in a pregnant woman who is not in labour. IOL is indicated when the maternal and/or fetal risks of ongoing pregnancy outweigh the risks of IOL and birth. Contraindications to IOL are consistent with those for vaginal birth. A woman’s individual circumstances and preferences will influence the timing and method of IOL. In 2014 the IOL rate in Queensland was 24.9% of all births.

The purpose of this guideline is to guide the IOL process in women at or near term. Refer to associated Queensland Clinical Guidelines for specific circumstances outside the scope of this guideline including:
– Early pregnancy loss
– Therapeutic termination of pregnancy
– Perinatal care at the threshold of viability
– Stillbirth care

Disponível Em: <https://www.health.qld.gov.au/>