Improving induction of labour for women through the development of a new pathway

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Wier, J., Hinchey Beer, S. and Walker, L. 2018. Improving induction of labour for women through the development of a new pathway. British Journal of Midwifery. 26 (9), pp. 585-590. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.585
AuthorsWier, J., Hinchey Beer, S. and Walker, L.
Abstract

Background: Although induction of labour is a safe procedure for the pregnant woman at term, the process is not without risk. In recognition of these challenges associated with induction, an audit of local service provision was undertaken.

Aim: To identify problems with the existing induction service.

Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of women’s notes from May to December 2016. All patient records of pregnant women who had received induction during this time (n=870) were examined, as well as complaints and feedback received by the service.

Findings: The audit identified several issues that would need to be addressed if the service was to be improved. These concerns were divided into two groups: the pregnant woman’s perspective and service provision issues.

Conclusion: A new induction of labour pathway was created that aimed to address some of the concerns identified by the audit, and improve the care that women received. A further audit was conducted to assess the improvement in care as a result.

KeywordsInduction of labour; improving care; women's experiences
Year2018
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Journal citation26 (9), pp. 585-590
PublisherMA Healthcare
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.585
Publication dates
Online06 Sep 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited16 Nov 2018
Accepted07 Jul 2018
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
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