Background: The objectives of this study were to find the most effective method of induction of labour in case of intrauterine fetal death. Methods: This was a prospective observational study carried out between July 2017 to June 2018 in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nalanda medical college hospital, Patna, Bihar. 50 cases of IUFD after 20 weeks of gestation, fulfilling inclusion criteria were selected. As this study was prospective observational, so method of induction of labour was noted and result was analysed. The agents used for induction of labour were misoprostol and dinoprostone gel. Result: The interval between induction-delivery was shortest with dinoprostone gel followed by misoprostol. Failure occurred in 1 case, which required emergency Lower Segment Caesarean Section. Conclusion: Dinoprostone gel and misoprostol are safe for induction of labour in all cases of IUFD.
Key words: Intrauterine foetal death (IUFD), Dinoprostone, Misoprostol, Induction of Labour.
Received: 02 August 2018 Revised: 22 August 2018 Accepted: 24 August 2018
Corresponding author: Dr. Mamta Singh, D.G.O., M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
This article may be cited as: Prasad A, Singh M. An Observational Study on Dinoprostone Gel and Misoprostol on Induction of Labour in Intrauterine Fetal Death. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):149-151.