Post Term Pregnancy - Induction of Labor or Monitoring of Pregnancy
Information source: St. Olavs Hospital
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on June 20, 2008
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Condition(s) targeted: Newborn Diseases
Intervention: Induction:Misoprostol, Dinoprostone, amniotomy, Oxytocin (Drug)
Sponsored by: St. Olavs Hospital
Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Runa Heimstad, MD, Study Director, Affiliation: Unaffiliated
Post term pregnancy is a risk pregnancy. Aim of the study was to investigate whether
induction of labor at gestational age 289(41 weeks+2 days) reduces neonatal morbidity
compared to expectant management. Secondary aims was to assess the effect on mode of delivery
and maternal complications, as well as assess women's views and experiences.
Our 0-hypothesis was that induction of labor at gestational age 41+2 did not result in better
outcome of pregnancy, measured as perinatal morbidity.
Official title: Post Term Pregnancy - Induction of Labor or Monitoring of Pregnancy
Study design: Prevention, Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety Study
Primary outcome: Neonatal morbidity
Mode of delivery
Following inclusion, women were randomly allocated to induction of labor or to monitoring of
pregnancy every third day until delivery.
Minimum age: N/A.
Maximum age: N/A.
- Routine ultrasound scan and delivery at St. Olav's Hospital
- Ability to speak Norwegian
- Singleton pregnancy
- Gestational age 289 +/- 2 days
- Cephalic presentation
- No prelabor rupture of membranes
Locations and Contacts
Department of Obstetrics, St.Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim 7006, Norway
Starting date: September 2002
Ending date: July 2004
Last updated: October 6, 2006