Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Bishops Score

Modified Bishop score
According to the Modified Bishop's pre-induction cervical scoring system, effacement has been replaced by cervical length in cm, with scores as follows- 0>3 cm, 1>2 cm, 2>1 cm, 3>0 cm.
Another modification for the Bishop's score is the modifiers. Points are added or subtracted according to special circumstances as follows:
One point is added for:
1. Existence of pre-eclampsia
2. Every previous vaginal delivery
One point is subtracted for:
1. Postdate pregnancy
2. Nulliparity (no previous vaginal deliveries)
3. PPROM; preterm premature (prelabor) rupture of membranes

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