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.