International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 201

Full Length Research Paper

Success of labour induction institution based cross-sectional study Wolaita Sodo, South Ethiopia

Eyasu Tamru Bekru
  • Eyasu Tamru Bekru
  • Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.
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Bezalem Eshetu Yirdaw
  • Bezalem Eshetu Yirdaw
  • Department of Statistics, College of Natural and Computational Science, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 26 February 2018
  •  Accepted: 27 August 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


There are a number of pregnancy complications that confer significant risk to the mother or fetus. Induction of labour is as an artificial termination of pregnancy utilized to decrease both maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Institution based retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted among 347 pregnant women undergone induction of labour from 2013-2015 in Otona referral hospital. Nearly 207 (59.7%) of the women who undergone through induction of labor procedure had successful delivery of their baby. Premature rupture of the membranes 167(48.1%) was the most common reason for induction. Being women of age ≤ 24 years, having Bishop Score > 5 and Apgar score ≥ 7 at first minute were positively associated with successful induction of labour. Hospitals should have quality assurance programs and induction policies, including safety tools such as checklists, to ensure that inductions are performed in the best possible quality.

Key words: Induction of labour, failed induction, successful induction.