The Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon offers a safe, simple method for cervical ripening in unfavorable cervical conditions, without the potential side effects of other ripening methods.
Induction of labor in patients with unfavorable cervical conditions is a challenging obstetrical process, and may be complicated by the cervical ripening method used. Certain medical therapies such as the use of prostaglandins may lead to potentially inconvenient side effects, higher failed induction rates, and may still result in undesired cesarean section deliveries.
The Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon is engineered to naturally and gradually dilate the cervix and facilitate labor induction. Ripening and dilation are accomplished by the balloons' gentle and constant pressure at the level of the cervix from both the internal and external ostia.
For more information on labor management using the Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon, please refer to the Instructions for Use.
Advance the Cervical Ripening Balloon through the cervix until both balloons have entered the cervical canal.
Inflate the uterine balloon with 40 mL of saline. Once the uterine balloon is inflated, the device is pulled back until the balloon abuts the internal cervical os.
The vaginal balloon is now visible outside the external cervical os and is inflated with 20 mL of saline.