Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2021; 81(08): 870-895
DOI: 10.1055/a-1519-7713
GebFra Science

Induction of Labour. Guideline of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG (S2k, AWMF Registry No. 015-088, December 2020)

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Sven Kehl
1   Frauenklinik, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Irene Hösli
2   Frauenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Ulrich Pecks
3   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Philipp Reif
4   Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Universitätsklinikum Graz, Graz, Austria
Ralf L. Schild
5   Klinik für Geburtshilfe und Perinatalmedizin, Diakovere Krankenhaus gGmbH, Hannover, Germany
Markus Schmidt
6   Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Sana Kliniken Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany
Dagmar Schmitz
7   Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Christiane Schwarz
8   Fachbereich Hebammenwissenschaft, Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Daniel Surbek
9   Frauenklinik, Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Michael Abou-Dakn
10   Klinik für Gynäkologie, St. Joseph Krankenhaus, Berlin Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany
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Aim The aim of this official guideline published and coordinated by the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG) in cooperation with the Austrian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (OEGGG) and the Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SGGG) is to provide a consensus-based overview of the indications, methods and general management of induction of labour by evaluating the relevant literature.

Methods This S2k guideline was developed using a structured consensus process which included representative members from various professions; the guideline was commissioned by the guidelines commission of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG.

Recommendations The guideline provides recommendations on the indications, management, methods, monitoring and special situations occurring in the context of inducing labour.

Publication History

Received: 25 May 2021

Accepted after revision: 27 May 2021

Article published online:
09 August 2021

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