Perinatal Outcome in Women Undergoing Emergency C-Section Secondary to Presumed Fetal Distress on CTG
Objective: To determine the perinatal outcome in women undergoing emergency C section for presumed fetal distress diagnosed on CTG in term of frequency of birth asphyxia
Methodology: This was a Descriptive case series. The study was completed in six months in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Unit-2 Holy family hospital Rawalpindi. A total of 110 patients presenting at term with singleton pregnancy had emergency C-Section with persistent non-reassuring CTG were included in this study. The data of each patient was recorded in pre-design proforma. All collected data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 25.0.
Results: Perinatal outcome in term of birth asphyxia in women who underwent emergency C-section for fetal distress at term was observed in 24.55% (27/110) cases.
Conclusion: Perinatal outcome in term of birth asphyxia in women who underwent emergency C-section for presumed fetal distress is not too high. Therefore, this is advisable that diagnosis of fetal distress should be made with great care and should not be based on a single parameter thus eliminating the risk of overdoing caesareans for jeopardized fetus.
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