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Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A

A 5-year review of obstructed labour and its sequalae in the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, South-South, Nigeria
Author(s): Oriji PC, Allagoa DO, Briggs DC, Chika MN, Mariere UI, Ikoro C, Adhuze JI and Atemie G
Abstract: Background: Obstructed labour is associated with significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality.
Objective: To determine the incidence of obstructed labour and its maternal and perinatal outcomes.
Materials and Methods: This retrospective survey was carried out between 1st January, 2016 and 31st December, 2020. Data were retrieved, entered into a pre-designed proforma, and analysed using IBM SPSS version 23.0. Results were presented in frequencies and percentages.
Results: The case incidence of obstructed labour from this study was 1.1%. Unbooked status and nulliparity featured prominently in the demographics of the women. The commonest cause of obstructed labour was cephalopelvic disproportion (84.6%). Of all the women, 76.9% were referred from traditional birth attendant’s homes. There was a case of maternal mortality.
Conclusion: In view of the significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality observed in our study, the approach to this scourge of obstructed labour should be directed towards prevention.
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How to cite this article:
Oriji PC, Allagoa DO, Briggs DC, Chika MN, Mariere UI, Ikoro C, Adhuze JI, Atemie G. A 5-year review of obstructed labour and its sequalae in the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, South-South, Nigeria. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(5):06-12. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i5a.1006
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology