Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 11 - 2020
Pre Term Labour: Rate and Relationship with Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes
Mehwish Ateeq* and Sadia Aslam
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib, Maternity Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
*Corresponding Author: Mehwish Ateeq, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib, Maternity Hospital, Riyadh, KSA.
Received: August 05, 2020; Published: October 19, 2020




Abstract

Preterm birth is associated with 5 - 15% of pregnancies and is the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the different variables of preterm labour and their relationship to maternal and neonatal outcomes. The study was conducted in Maternity Hospital, Dr Sulaiman Al habib Hospital, Riyadh, KSA. This study is an observational descriptive study conducted in tertiary care hospital of Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical group. Maternity Hospital is a 200-bed service All booked and unbooked patients who were admitted to the OBYGYN department in the years of 2017 and 2018 with preterm labour were included in the study. Preterm labour was diagnosed by history and examination. Calculation of gestational age was determined by the last menstrual periods and first-trimester ultrasound. Demographic data including age and parity were recorded. Prevalence of preterm labour, their impact on maternal and neonatal outcome and their relationship with various factors were recorded. Maternal outcome measures include number of patients with infections, previous history of preterm labour, cervical cerclage in current pregnancy, management options (by medical/surgical methods) and maternal mortality while neonatal outcomes include prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, intrauterine fetal death, perinatal mortality and NICU admissions.

Keywords: Preterm Birth; NICU

Citation: Mehwish Ateeq and Sadia Aslam. “Pre Term Labour: Rate and Relationship with Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes”. EC Gynaecology 9.11 (2020): 19-23.

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