Bishop Score

■ A scoring system that helps determine the status of the cervix—is it favorable or unfavorable for successful delivery?

■ If induction of labor is indicated, the status of the cervix must be evaluated to help determine the method of labor induction that will be utilized.

See Table 6-1 and section on Labor Induction.

A score of > 8 indicates that the probability of vaginal delivery after labor induction is similar to that after spontaneous labor.

Vaginal prostaglandins are inserted for ripening of cervix.

IV pictocin is used to increase and intensify contractions.

TABLE 6-1. Bishop Scoring System

Factor 0 Points 1 Point 2 Points 3 Points

TABLE 6-1. Bishop Scoring System

Factor 0 Points 1 Point 2 Points 3 Points

Dilation (cm)

Closed

1-2

3-4

5-6

Effacement (%)

0-30

40-50

60-70

80

Station0

-3

-2

-1 to 0

+1 to +2

Consistency

Firm

Medium

Soft

Position

Posterior

Midposition

Anterior

a Station reflects -3 to +3 scale.

a Station reflects -3 to +3 scale.

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