Quoting Mumzy...:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Gir is a Slytherin:</b>" If you do induce, please DO NOT let ... [snip!] ... And what exactly is a bishops score? I swear I feel like a first timer being on this site. I learn something new everyday lol"
Just copy/pasting from a doc in my fb birthing group cuz its 4:25am and I'm lazy
Here is a collection of information about the BISHOP SCORE. Before considering *any* form of induction, including natural methods or a "sweep" (stretch and sweep or sweeping of membranes), please ask about your Bishop Score. Methods of induction of any sort can stress your body, and more importantly, your baby - if both of you are not ready. Please try to be educated on this aspect of late-pregnancy before you are pressured into anything.
This link is related to acupressure in pregnancy, but I find the information neatly presented and easy to understand with charts. http://www.maternityacupressure.com/bishop-score.html
From PubMed: "A Bishop score of 5 or less was a predominant risk factor for a cesarean delivery in all 3 groups (adjusted OR 2.32; 95% CI 1.66-3.25). Other variables with significantly increased risk for cesarean delivery included maternal age of 30 years or older, body mass index of 31 or higher, use of epidural analgesia during the first stage of labor, and birth weight of 3,500 g or higher. In both induction groups, more newborns required neonatal care, more mothers needed a blood transfusion, and the maternal hospital stay was longer
This source also includes information on "low fluids" and what questions you need to ask. http://joyinbirthing.com/months/month9/bishopscore/