Background: Induction of labour (IOL) is indicated when continuing a pregnancy is no longer beneficial to the mother or foetus. The present study was conducted to assess and compare outcome of induction of labor with intracervical dinoprostone gel with and without foley’s catheter balloon.
Materials and Methods: 60 patients at term with various indications for induction of labor were alternatively allocated to either PGE2 gel (Group I, n = 30), PGE2 gel with Foley’s catheter (Group II, n = 30) method.
Results: The mean age was 28.2 years in group I and 29.1 years in group II, mean parity was 0.27 in group I and 0.14 in group II and mean period of gestation (POG) at IOL was 38.2 weeks in group I and 38.5 weeks in group II. The difference was non- significant (p> 0.05).
Conclusion: Administering one dose of an intracervical PGE2 gel with Foley was superior to intracervical dinoprostone gel alone for cervical ripening and IOL.