Induction of Labour using a double balloon catheter, Obstetrics

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The aim of this technique is to facilitate induction of labour in women with an unfavourable cervix. The double cervical ripening balloon mechanically dilates the cervix whilst also stimulating local prostaglandin release. As described in the NICE interventional procedures guidance IPG528 in 2015; the procedure has been shown to be safe, effective and well tolerated.

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