Volume : IV, Issue : XII, December - 2015


Swati Francis, Annie Rajaratnam, Rajgopal K

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INTRODUCTION Postdated pregnancy is one of the most frequently encountered clinical dilemma by an obstetrician. The question lies weather to choose expectant management with antepartum foetal surveillance or to go ahead with induction of labor This study was designed to evaluate Spontaneous labor rates Induction rates Caesarean section rates Perinatal morbidity and mortality MATERIAL AND METHOD This retrorespective study included 200 women including primigravida and multigravida beyond 40 weeks period of gestation meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria admitted in department of obstetrics and gynaecology, Yenepoya Medical College, Manglore during a period from august 2014 to january 2015. All selected outcome variables were recorded in the hospital and the data analysed .Findings were analysed with special emphasis on maternal and fetal outcome .selected outcome variables included the maternal age , parity,mode of delivery, maternal complications ,neonatal morbidity,APGARscore and perinatal morbidity and mortality . RESULTS Of the total 200 patients beyond 40 weeks period of gestation, 57.5%delivered with spontaneous onset of labor ,94% delivered after induction and 20% had caesarean section. INFERENCE According to the present study it seems reasonable to induce labor at 41 weeks period of gestation as the fetomaternal complications tend to be significantly more after 42 weeks period of gestation.

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Swati Francis, Annie Rajaratnam, Rajgopal K A Retrorespective Study on Fetomaternal Outcome Beyond 40 Weeks Period of Gestation Paripex-Indian Journal Of Research, Vol: 4, Issue : 12 December 2015

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