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What does IV stand for?

IV stands for Intravaginal (obstetrics)

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All patients in both groups who did not go into spontaneous labour after 48 hours were categorised as 'failed labour induction' and together with the women with post-term pregnancies of [greater than or equal to]40 weeks and 10 days managed according to our departmental protocol of cervical ripening and labour induction (transcervical Foley catheter or intravaginal misoprostol) to ensure delivery before 42 weeks' gestation.
Both progesterone and its synthetics, when administered orally, by implantation or by means of intravaginal sponges, exert negative feedback on LH secretion so that the endocrine events that lead to the maturation of ovarian preovulatory follicles and their subsequent ovulation are inhibited (Hansel and Convey, 1983).
Intravaginal washes during labour with chlorhexidine, a commonly available wide-spectrum microbicide, have been proposed as a cheap, simple, and accessible intervention that could potentially reduce neonatal and maternal postpartum sepsis in developing countries.