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Labor Induction in Post-term and High-risk Term Pregnancies

Submission deadline: 30 March 2024
Special Issue Editors
  • Selim Büyükkurt, MD
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Çukurova, School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
    Interests: preterm labor; complicated obstetric surgery; fetal growth retardation; prenatal diagnosis of congenital malformations
  • Rauf Melekoğlu, MD
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey
    Interests: prenatal diagnosis; fetal medicine; fetal development; fetal diseases; fetal therapies; placental diseases; prenatal ultrasonography; obstetric; labor; obstetric labor complications; obstetric surgical procedures; cesarean section
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Labor induction to achieve a vaginal delivery is performed electively under certain circumstances where the continuation of pregnancy is estimated to be unsafe. Examples of these situations are post-term pregnancies, intra-uterine growth restriction, premature rupture of membranes, hypertensive disorders, intrahepatic cholestasis, and diabetes.

The methods of induction can be classified as pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Prostaglandins or oxytocin are the preferred agents to promote labor induction. These two molecules won Nobel Prizes in 1955 and 1982. Different types of balloons, striping the membranes, and amniotomy are the non-pharmacological methods of induction.

The incidence of labor induction has been increasing globally within the last two decades. Despite its widespread use in clinical practice, it is not free form complications.

Induction in the presence of a scarred uterus, multiple pregnancies, and breach presentation are believed to be contraindications for this technique.

The assessment of the fetal well-being during the induction is vital. Electronic fetal monitoring is the most common tool used to monitor the fetus. However, its high false positive rate makes it necessary to develop new technologies.

The effect of labor induction on postpartum and neonatal health is another important area of research.

The Editorial Board of the Clinical and Experimental in Obstetrics and Gynecology has decided to prepare a special issue on “Labor Induction in Post-term and High-risk Term Pregnancies.” The editors of this special issue, are proud to serve on this project. We hope that doctors, midwives, and nurses, all of the personal involved in the delivery of a newborn, will be satisfied with this issue.

Dr. Selim Büyükkurt and Dr. Rauf Melekoğlu
Guest Editors

labor induction
post-term pregnancy
balloon dilatation
hyperstimulation syndrome
acute fetal distress
uterine rupture
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