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Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC)


Updated August 15, 2007

Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC)
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The Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC) is often used in labor induction to help measure the exact force of the contractions during labor. This can help your doctor or midwife determine the amount of pitocin (labor inducing medication) to use. The IUPC may also be used when internal fetal monitoring is used.

To use the IUPC your water must be broken.

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