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Ginekologia i Położnictwo medical project
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Non-obstetric indications for the caesarean section


Abstract

Author(s): GRZEGORZ KRASOMSKI, KATARZYNA LAU, ALEKSANDRA WIECZOREK, ZBIGNIEW PIETRZAK, MAREK JACASZEK, STANISAW SOBANTKA

Introduction. The number of performed Caesarean sections still increases. The range of indications to Caesarean section extends as well. Recommendations of Polish Gynecologic Society determine principal indications to the Caesarean section in Poland. Objectives. The aim of this study was to estimate a profile of modes of delivery on our maternity ward in the last 2 years. We have also analyzed obstetric and non-obstetric indications to Caesarean section. Material and methods. The group of 3001 pregnant women, who delivered babies on our maternity ward between 2007 and 2008, have been analyzed retrospectively. Results. Among all 3001 labors, 36,3% were managed by Caesarean section and 6,7% by forceps. In the group of operative delivery, 86,8% had been performed on the obstetric and 13,2% on non-obstetric ground. Conclusions. Vaginal delivery was the most frequent mode of childbirth on our ward. Ophthalmologic causes were the most common non-obstetric indications to caesarean section.