“Pitocin or Oral Misoprostol for PROM IOL”
Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a common occurrence of pregnancies at term. A delay from PROM to labor is associated with an increased risk of intrauterine infection and associated maternal and fetal morbidity; therefore, induction of labor (IOL) is recommended. The ideal agent for IOL is not known, particularly among specific subpopulations. The primary aim of this study is to determine if oxytocin (Pitocin) or oral misoprostol results in a shorter interval to delivery after the start of induction among nulliparous women with unfavorable cervical exams with term PROM.
Drug - Misoprostol
Drug - Oxytocin
POM PROM: Pitocin or Oral Misoprostol for PROM IOL in Nulliparous Women With Unfavorable Cervical Exams