amniotomy


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amniotomy

[‚am·nē′äd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Artificial rupture of the fetal membranes by means of an amniotome to induce labor.
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However, surprisingly, there are very few data on the timing of amniotomy in labor induction and how this may improve or worsen outcomes.
Amniotomy is easy and inexpensive and may shorten labor, according to Dr.
The women were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to nonblinded management with either early amniotomy (defined as artificial rupture of membranes performed when cervical dilatation was equal to or less than 4 cm) or standard care (defined as artificial rupture of membranes performed when cervical dilatation was greater than 4 cm).
Median cervical dilatation at the time of rupture of membranes was 4 cm less in the early amniotomy group, compared with the standard care group (3.
The early amniotomy group did not differ significantly from the standard care group with respect to rates of cesarean delivery (41% vs.
Women in labor with regular, painful contractions and complete cervical effacement who have not yet ruptured membranes receive an amniotomy to move the labor forward.
Pitocin, amniotomy (breaking the waters), fundal pressure, forced pushing, and forceps speed up labor so the factory stays on schedule.