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What is the rate of effectiveness with a foley bulb vs cervadil or petocin?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Comparable.: Mechanical cervical ripening with Foley bulb is of comparable efficacy with prostaglandin cervical preparations such as cervidil/cytotec and even intravenous oxytocin infusion. Your obstetrician will decide which method is best for you, on the basis of your risk factors and initial cervical examination. Mechanical methods usually take longer to work, though.

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