Clinical Trial

Membrane Sweeping in Early Labor and Delivery Outcomes

Study Description

Membrane Sweeping in Early Labor and Delivery Outcomes

Membrane sweeping is a routine procedure in obstetrics in term patients. It has been shown to be effective in decreasing post term gestation and in increasing rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery when used in setting of induction of labor in nulliparous patients. The goal of this study is to determine if membranes sweeping in early labor is effective in improving delivery outcomes including decreasing rate of cesarean section.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Membrane sweeping

Participants assigned to membrane sweeping will have an additional exam during their initial evaluation in which the membranes will be separated from the cervix and lower part of the uterus with a finger inserted into the cervical os. This would be done with at least one rotation counterclockwise and one rotation clockwise.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Membrane Sweeping in Early Labor and Delivery Outcomes

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03517696

ParticipAid ID

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