Table 2: Methods of cervical ripening in women without a prior cesarean delivery in The Netherlands in 2010.

Intracervical prostaglandin E2 gel (Prepidil) 0.5 mg
Intravaginal prostaglandin E2 gel (Prostin) 1 mgIntravaginal prostaglandin E2 gel (Prostin) 2 mgIntravaginal prostaglandin E2 gel (Prostin)  mgSlow release vaginal insert prostaglandin E2 (Propess)Intravaginal prostaglandin E2 tablet (Prostin) 3 mgIntravaginal prostaglandin E1 misoprostol tablet (Cytotec)Oral prostaglandin E1 misoprostol tablet (Cytotec)Foley catheterFoley catheter + prostaglandins (E1 or E2)

Administration
Once22142
Every 2 h01
Every 4 h2479
Every 6 h2451121
Every 12 h1

Maximum daily
Once11141
Twice421012
3 times225282
4 times111
6 times1

Total    641318142913

Second choice    1122191

Concerns the preferred method of cervical ripening.