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Breast Stimulation Versus Pitocin for Induction of Labor

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2009 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: September 23, 2009
Last updated: September 24, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
The purpose of the trial is to compare nipple stimulation with a breast pump to pitocin for induction of labor in term pregnancies.

Condition Intervention
Labor Induction
Drug: Oxytocin
Procedure: breast pump nipple stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Breast Pump Nipple Stimulation Versus Pitocin for Induction of Labor: Efficacy, Safety and Satisfaction

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time from induction to delivery [ Time Frame: 24h ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • fetal distress (monitor assessment, cord ph) [ Time Frame: 24 h ]
  • cesarean section rate [ Time Frame: 24h ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: November 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Oxytocin induction
women in need for induction of labor due to medical indications, will receive continuous IV oxytocin
Drug: Oxytocin

For low risk group (women at deliveries 1-5):

IV oxytocin 10IU/1000ml standard sol. starting at 2MU/MIN and augmenting 2MU every 20 min.

For high risk group (grandmultiparas [6th delivery and up] or women with a previous cesarean section)

IV oxytocin 5IU/1000ml standard sol. starting at 1MU/MIN augmenting 1MU every 20 MIN - in accordance with the department's protocol

Other Name: Oxytocin for injection 10u/ml Rotex Medica
Active Comparator: Breast Stimultion
nipple stimulation with a breast pump, calibrated at the lowest suction strength,operated alternately: 15 min one breast, 15 min second breast, 15 min rest, till appearance of regular uterine contractions (3 contractions in 10 min). the manipulation will continue for 3 hours of regular contractions.
Procedure: breast pump nipple stimulation
breast pump calibrated at lowest suction strength, operated alternately: 15 min one breast, 15 min second breast, 15 min rest


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years and older
  • completed 37 weeks gestation
  • singleton pregnancy
  • reassuring fetal heart rate at admission monitor

Exclusion Criteria:

  • multiple pregnancies
  • known fetal malformations
  • non reassuring NST
  • polyhydramnios (AFI>220)
  • oligohydramnios
  • PET
  • IUGR
  • macrosomia (EFW >4000g)
  • antepartum bleeding
  • maternal fever
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00984347

Contact: Yael Sciaky-Tamir, MD +972-2-5844111
Contact: Drorith Hochner-Celnikier, MD +972-2-8544410

Hadassah University Hospital Mt. Scopus Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Principal Investigator: Yael Sciaky-Tamir, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Study Chair: Drorith Hochner-Celnikeir, MD Hadasah Medical Organization
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Sciaky-Tamir Yael, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00984347     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 280808-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: September 23, 2009
Last Updated: September 24, 2009

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
nipple stimulation
induction of labor
term pregnancies
comparison of two methods for induction of labor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Reproductive Control Agents
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