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National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK). Induction of Labour. London: RCOG Press; 2008 Jul. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 70.)

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Appendix BBishop score

Table B.1The Bishop score189

Cervical featureBishop score
01–23–45–6
Dilation (cm)0123
Effacement (%)0–3040–5060–7080
Station (relative to ischial spines)−3−2−1/0+1/+2
ConsistencyFirmMediumSoft
PositionPosteriorMidAnterior

Table B.2The modified Bishop score1

Cervical featureModified Bishop score
0123
Dilation (cm)< 11–22–4> 4
Length of cervix (cm)> 42–41–2< 1
Station (relative to ischial spines)−3−2−1/0+1/+2
ConsistencyFirmAverageSoft
PositionPosteriorMid/anterior
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