Frequency of Postpartum Haemorrhage after Administration of Per-Rectal Misoprostol in Females Undergoing Vaginal Delivery
Keywords:Normal vaginal delivery, Misoprostol, Postpartum hemorrhage
Abstract | This study was designed to determine the frequency of postpartum hemorrhage after administra-
tion of per rectal misoprostol in females undergoing normal vaginal delivery. The study was conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Teaching Hospital, Lahore from 02-09-2014 to 03-03-2015.
Non-probability and purposive sampling techniques were used. A total of 220patients undergoing normal
vaginal delivery at term after administration of per rectal misoprostol were enrolled with 95% confidence
interval (C.I). The error margin was 5% and the prevalence of postpartum haemorrhage was 16.5%. Data
was entered and analyzed through SPSS 17. In this study, the mean age of study participants was found to
be 29.89±5.89 years while the mean gestational age was 38.86±1.38 weeks. Postpartum haemorrhage was
observed in 35.45% cases. Blood loss was recorded in patients with a mean of 374±134.91 mL. Statistically,
a highly significant difference was observed between the blood loss and postpartum haemorrhageamong the patients (i.e. p-value=0.000). A low frequency of postpartum hemorrh agein women experiencing normal vaginal delivery after misoprostol was administered. The blood loss was recorded to be very low among females.
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