Objective: To find out perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies admitted in a tertiary teaching hospital of Kolkata, India.
Method: In a prospective observational study seventy women with twin pregnancies were included during May 2011 to April 2012 according to the inclusion criteria. Data were collected accordingly and analysis was done by simple proportion and chi-square tests as applicable. P of < 0.05 was taken as statistically significant value.
Results: Preterm labour developed in 60% of twin pregnancies. PPROM developed in 17.14% of patients. Perinatal mortality of first twin was 21.42% and of second twin was 37.14%. 26.66% of first twins and 30.77% of second twins died due to prematurity. 51.42% of second twin with less than 2000 gm birth weight died due to different causes whereas only 14.29% of second twin died with birth weight more than 2500 gm which was statistically significant.
Conclusion: Perinatal outcome of second twin was worse according to birth weight and mode of delivery. Perinatal mortality was significantly less for those who were delivered by Caesarean sections.