Representative images of IL-8 immunostaining. Representative images of IL-8 immunostaining of cervical biopsies from women non-pregnant (A), term pregnant (B), post partum (C). Second row shows images from women delivered spontaneously at term (D), post term women responding to prostaglandin priming (R group) delivering vaginally (E) and post term women who did not respond to prostaglandin treatment (NR group) and was delivered by caesarean section (F). A negative control where the primary antibody was replaced by an equal amount of mouse IgG, is shown in (G). Abbreviations: V: vessel; G: gland and SQ: squamous epithelium. Magnification bars represent 100 μm in all images.