Uterine and fetal Doppler flow changes after intravaginal prostaglandin E2 therapy for cervical ripening

William F. Rayburn, Joseph C. Anderson, Carl V. Smith, Lori L. Appel

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Nineteen patients received prostaglandin E2 as a 2.5 mg gel (seven cases), 3.3 mg chip (five cases), or 10 mg controlled-release pessary (seven cases) for preinduction cervical ripening. Blood flow velocities did not change significantly for the uterine arcuate artery, fetal aorta, and umbilical artery circulations after any of the treatments. In no case did systolic/diastolic ratios consistently elevate above baseline values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-126
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1991


  • Doppler flow
  • Prostaglandin E
  • umbilical artery
  • uterine artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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