Failed labor induction in nulliparous women at term: the role of pelvic floor muscle strength


ARAN T., OSMANAĞAOĞLU M. A. , KART C., GÜVEN S., ŞAHİN M., Unsal M. A.

INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.23, no.8, pp.1105-1110, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00192-012-1754-7
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1105-1110
  • Keywords: Labor, Muscle strength, Pelvic floor, Perineometer, STRESS URINARY-INCONTINENCE, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, ELECTIVE INDUCTION, UNFAVORABLE CERVIX, DELIVERY, RISK, INNERVATION, CHILDBIRTH, PREGNANCY, PROLAPSE

Abstract

The prolongation, protraction or complete cessation of labor is called failed labor. It is one of the leading indications for cesarean delivery. The goal of this study was to measure pelvic floor muscle strength and investigate its effect on labor in nulliparous pregnant women.