Abstract

MODE OF DELIVERY AND FOETAL OUTCOME IN MECONIUM-STAINED LIQUOR: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

Author(s): Anitha Narasimhaiah1, Prathibha S. D2

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To study the incidence of MSL, mode of delivery and foetal outcome in women with MSL in labour.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A retrospective study was conducted from January 2014 to December 2015 on patients admitted in labour room of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital and assessed for MSL, mode of delivery and foetal outcome.
RESULTS
Out of the 1661 deliveries 195 (11.73 %) were complicated with MSL. Chi square test was applied to analyse Grades of meconium and APGAR score at 95 % confidence and p value of < 0.05 was obtained which was statistically significant.
CONCLUSION
MSL alone is not an indication for Caesarean Section and is not associated with adverse neonatal outcome. Increase in the grades of MSL is associated with more adverse outcome.