Perinatal Outcome in Women Undergoing Emergency C-Section Secondary to Presumed Fetal Distress on CTG

  • Aqsa Ikram Ul Haq
  • Kouser Kiyani
  • Nadia Sadiq
  • Shama Bashir
  • Nargis Shabana
  • Umm-e-Aqsa

Abstract

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.

Published
2022-04-30
Section
Original Articles