The conventional treatment for arrest of protracted active phase dilatation is amniotomy and oxitocin. This kind of labor dystocia is associated with an incidence in Cesarean delivery. We describe the use of cervical balloon after amniotomy for protracted phase dilatation. We have used this approach in five parturients. All five patients had a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Intrapartum cervical balloon in patients with dysfunctional labor may reduce the need for Cesarean delivery.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Perinatal Medicine|
|State||Published - 1998|