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Breast Stimulation Versus Pitocin for Induction of Labor

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2009
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the trial is to compare nipple stimulation with a breast pump to pitocin for induction of labor in term pregnancies.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Labor Induction Drug: Oxytocin Procedure: breast pump nipple stimulation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Breast Pump Nipple Stimulation Versus Pitocin for Induction of Labor: Efficacy, Safety and Satisfaction
Study Start Date : November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Drug Information available for: Oxytocin

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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

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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 (NCT number): NCT00984347

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

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Hadassah University Hospital Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem, Israel
Principal Investigator: Yael Sciaky-Tamir, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Study Chair: Drorith Hochner-Celnikeir, MD Hadasah Medical Organization
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Responsible Party: Dr. Sciaky-Tamir Yael, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00984347    
Other Study ID Numbers: 280808-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: September 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2009
Last Verified: September 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:
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Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs