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Foley-catheter Induction for Cervical Ripening at Home

Principal Investigator: Dr. Katherine Kohari

Study Summary

Induction of labor (IOL) is a common practice for women preparing for delivery and some require cervical ripening. Cervical ripening helps dilate, shorten and soften the women’s cervix. To prepare the cervix for labor, a Foley-catheter is inserted and inflated with 30mL of sterile water. Approximately 12 hours later, the catheter will either come out on its own or will be removed by the provider.

Our study is looking at women who have their Foley-catheter inserted and then either spend the night in their own home or spend the night in the hospital according to routine hospital protocols. We anticipate that women who spend the night in their own home will do as well, if not better, than those who spend the night in the hospital.

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