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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


The purpose of this clinical trial is to investigate the efficacy of early amniotomy on reducing both the duration of labor and the frequency of dystocia in nulliparous women undergoing an induction of labor. This research project is a prospective, parallel clinical trial, in which subjects are randomized into one of two treatment groups: those who undergo early amniotomy and those who do not undergo early artificial rupture of the amniotic membranes.


Inclusion Criteria: - Gestational age > 37 weeks (using established National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD] dating criteria) - Nulliparous (i.e., first term pregnancy) - Admitted to the hospital for induction of labor - Singleton pregnancy - Fetal head applied to the cervix - The ability to understand the requirements of the study, as determined by the study nurse Exclusion Criteria: - Premature rupture of amniotic membranes - Cervical dilation > 4 cm - Vaginal bleeding - Major fetal abnormalities that are known at time of admission



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
George A. Macones, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania

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Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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