Differences Of Still Birth Rate Between Cesarean Section And Normal Vaginal Delivery in Al-Nasiriyah At 2019: A Comparative Study


  • Khudhair Abbas Salih DCH
  • Falah Abd Basher Al-Hamdani DCH
  • Suad Saddam Salih DGO


Background: A born baby with no any life signs  within or after 28 weeks  of gestation is define as stillbirth, . 3rd trimester  SB  account 2.6 million globally at 2015. Objectives:  to compare  SBR  by the 2 places of birth  in Al-Nasiriyah city, and to determine the expected determinants of the still birth. Methodology: An analytical-comparative,  hospital based  study,  extending all over the past 1 years; from 1st day of January   till the end of December  of   2019 in Bint Al-Huda maternity and pediatrics hospital-Thi-qar/Iraq. Including all Still birth, from 2 different places of labor that including:  Main labor room and  operative theater  room, informed consent also was taken from all participants parent. SPSS version 25 had been used, P value <0.05 is considered significant. Results: Among 8772 delivered fetus as a normal  vaginal delivery, 136 delivered died with a total still birth rate 0f 15.5/1000, compared to a total deliveries by cesarean section of 5810, were the total still birth of 97 delivered died with a rate of 16.7/1000.Still birth rates difference was of not a great values in their distribution according to different months and seasons of the year 2019. Age of the  parents and weight of  SB had a significant  role  in SBR. Conclusion:  delivery  by CS and NVD show  no significant statistical difference of the SBR between those who are., also  no difference in monthly trends of SBR all-over the period of the study, whether was by CS or NVD. Different  age groups in different places and within the same place  show   a highly significant statistical association,  B. wt. of deliverd baby was  also one of the main determinants  of the SBR and the age of father that extending the 41 years show significant difference in the occurance of the SB.


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