oa South African Medical Journal - Induction of labour by puncture of membranes

Volume 20, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Puncture of membranes as a method of induction of labour is discussed. The indications and contra-indications are stressed. The technique of ""high"" and ""low"" puncture of membranes is descriptionbed in detail. The complications and dangers are mentioned. The results to be expected are outlined and cases treated in the Rotunda Hospital over a four year period are analysed.

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