Dr Mahnoor Fatima, Dr Saif ullah, Dr Aneela Ishaq
Introduction: Induction of labour (IOL) is one of the commonest obstetric interventions, occurring in approximately 25% of term pregnancies in developed countries. Aims and objectives: The basic aim of the study is to find the induction of labour with Foley’s catheter and prostaglandin E 2 versus Prostaglandin tablet E 2 tablet alone. Material and methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University during June 2019 to January 2020. The data was collected from 100 pregnant women. The data was divided into two groups, one group received only Foley’s catheter and prostaglandin E 2 and second group contain only Prostaglandin tablet E 2 tablet alone. Results: The data was collected from 100 pregnant women. The commonest indication for IOL was post-date pregnancy (58.3% in Group A and 61.4% in group B). There were no significant differences in the mode of delivery between the two study groups (63% in Group A and 61% in Group B had normal vaginal delivery). Conclusion: It is concluded that Foley catheter balloon is an effective non pharmacological method for cervical ripening. There is a greater chance of vaginal delivery with the simultaneous use of Foleys catheter with PGE2 for induction of labour.