• At what point in a normal vaginal delivery should uterotonics be given? 

    Hurley, Matthew; Moore-Connelley, Marci (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-12)
    During a normal vaginal delivery, no significant differences in clinically important outcomes are noted if uterotonics are given either at delivery of the anterior shoulder or after delivery of the placenta (SOR: A, Cochrane ...
  • Do any folk remedies or herbals help induce labor? 

    Murray, Tracy; Kelsberg, Gary; Safranek, Sarah (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-08)
    Breast stimulation and electroacupuncture help, while other common remedies that have been studied are ineffective, possibly unsafe, or both. Unilateral breast stimulation shortens the time until the onset of labor in women ...
  • Does cervical membrane stripping in women with group B Streptococcus put the fetus at risk? 

    Crago, Mark S.; Gauer, Robert; Frazier, Jori (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-01)
    No direct evidence points to fetal harm from cervical membrane stripping (CMS) to induce labor in term pregnancies complicated by group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, a Cochrane ...
  • Does routine amniotomy have a role in normal labor? 

    Searson, Stacey; Blackwell, Jean (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-03)
    Routine amniotomy doesn't significantly reduce the duration of first-stage labor in either primiparous or multiparous women (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, systematic review of several randomized, controlled trials ...
  • How common is uterine tachysystole with fetal heart rate abnormalities when inducing labor with misoprostol? 

    Leach, Kara K.; Onysko, Mary (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2013-09)
    The rate of uterine tachysystole with fetal heart rate (FHR) abnormalities is dependent on the route and dose of misoprostol administration and is probably between 0% and 13%. Less tachysystole is seen with oral misoprostol ...
  • Is induction of labor indicated for suspected fetal macrosomia? 

    Williams, Sonya; Isaacs, Karen; Flake, Donna (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2014-05)
    Is induction of labor indicated for suspected fetal macrosomia? Evidence-Based Answer: No. Induction of labor is not indicated for suspected fetal macrosomia, as induction does not decrease associated fetal or maternal ...
  • What are the risks and benefits of elective induction for uncomplicated term pregnancies? 

    Santana, Wendis; Meyer, Albert A.; Flake, Donna (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-11)
    Elective induction of labor for term, singleton, uncomplicated pregnancies appears safe for both the mother and infant (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B). The benefit of elective induction for nonmedical reasons is ...