Frequency of vaginal delivery in current pregnancy after caesarean section due to breech presentation in antecedent pregnancy

  • Madiha Shahid
  • Sobia Nawaz
  • Sadia Khan
  • Tallat Farkhanda
  • Ruqyyah Salim
  • Kanwal Firdos

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the frequency of vaginal delivery in current pregnancy after caesarean section due to breech presentation in antecedent pregnancy.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

STUDY DESIGN:    Cross-sectional study

SETTINGS:  This study was conducted at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, District Headquarters Hospital, Rawalpindi

DURATION: 6 months (1st February 2020 to 31st July 2020)

DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURE

The study was initiated after taking approval from Ethical Review Committee of DHQ hospital. Informed written consent was obtained from patients who were delivered in the department of Obs/Gynae by vaginal or abdominal route fulfilling specified inclusion criteria of my study. History of current pregnancy and previous pregnancy, thorough examination and necessary investigation was reviewed in detail.  Frequency of modes of delivery (vaginal or cesarean section) was calculated.

RESULTS

Total 125 patients were included according to the inclusion criteria of the study. Mean age (years) in the study was 28.78+4.57 whereas mean duration of last delivery (years) in the study was 2.41+1.03. There were 75 (60.0) female patients vaginally delivered in current pregnancy after caesarean section due to breech presentation in antecedent pregnancy.

CONCLUSION

The study concludes that frequency of vaginal delivery in current pregnancy after caesarean section due to breech presentation in antecedent pregnancy is high which is similar to previous published literature.

KEYWORDS

Breech presentation, Cesarean delivery, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC), Trial of Labor After Cesarean (TOLAC)

Published
2022-04-24
Section
Original Articles