Rates of caesarian section and trials and success of vaginal birth after caesarean sections in secondary care hospital

Raffat Bano, Ammara Mushtaq, Mehreen Adhi, Muhammad Danish Saleem, Areeba Saif, Arsalan Siddiqui, Tahmina Parveen, Aneeqa Saif

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Abstract

We planned to investigate the rates of Caesarean Section (CS), potential Vaginal Births After previous Caesarean Section (VBAC), and successful VBAC in a secondary care hospital. We conducted an analytical retrospective study at Aga Khan Hospital for Women, Karimabad, Karachi, from October 2011 to September 2012. Data related to total deliveries, Lower Segment CS (LSCS), attempted VBAC and successful VBAC was retrieved from medical records. Total number of deliveries were 3266. Of these, 1021(31.26%) deliveries were conducted by CS. A total of 365(11.1%) had a previous history of one CS and VBAC trial was given to 33(9%) of these pregnancies. The success rate of VBAC was 21(63.6%). Our results highlight that despite having limited resources, our rates of CS, VBAC trials and successful VBACs were within reasonable limits when compared with international rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume65
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Caesarean section
  • Pakistan
  • Secondary care
  • Vaginal birth after caesarean section

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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