I'm not an L&D nurse, but I've been watching A Baby Story and every once in awhile there will be a patient who is not progressing who has a foley inserted into the cervix to aid with cervical dilation. The foley is inserted through the cervix, the bulb is inflated and then pulled against the cervix, simulating pressure of the baby's head.
So I'm curious if you use this on your unit? Is it effective? Do the women continue to dilate after the foley is removed, or do they stop progressing again? How comfortable is this procedure?
Just things I wonder about. Thanks for your insight!