INDUCTION

ALIVE FETUS

  • Oxytocin 10 units in 500 cc Normal Saline solution
    • Start i.v. infusion with 10 ml per hour
    • increase by 20 ml every 20 minutes until contractions occur

DEAD FETUS (IUFD)

  • Misoprostol (Cytotec)

Gestational age < 26 weeks

  • ORAL ADMINISTRATION (preferred)
    • One tablet diluted in 10 cc
      • 2 cc orally every 6 hours
  • VAGINAL ADMINISTRATION
    • ½ tablet in vagina every 6 hours

Gestationalage > 26 weeks

  • ORAL ADMINISTRATION (preferred)
    • One tablet diluted in 10 cc
      • 1 cc orally every 4 hours
  • VAGINAL ADMINISTRATION
    • ¼ tablet in vagina every 4 hours
    • One tablet diluted in 10 cc
      • 1 cc in vagina every 4 hours

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