A 5-year review of obstructed labour and its sequalae in the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, South-South, Nigeria

Oriji PC, Allagoa DO, Briggs DC, Chika MN, Mariere UI, Ikoro C, Adhuze JI, Atemie G
2021 International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i5a.1006 fatcat:mkhw7ccqljekzod23qjy25qz2u