International Journal of Medicine and Health Development

: 2009  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--50

Obstructed labour at General Hospital Aliero, Nigeria

Dabota Yvonne Buowari 
 General Hospital, Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria

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Dabota Yvonne Buowari
P M B 5115, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Background: Obstructed Labour is a leading cause of operative delivery, maternal and perinatal morbidity, and mortality in developing countries including Nigeria. Aim: To review obstructed labour and its consequences in a district general hospital. Method: A 2-year retrospective study of patients with obstructed labour. Results: During the period of study, 75 patients presented with obstructed labour and were delivered operatively with 3 maternal and 9 perinatal mortality. Conclusion: Health education of the populace on the importance of antenatal care, improvements in the socio-economic conditions, female education, and training of Traditional Birth Attendants, proper supervision during labour and provision of adequate and accessible health care facilities with proper referral are important in preventing and reducing the incidence and complications of obstructed labour.

How to cite this article:
Buowari DY. Obstructed labour at General Hospital Aliero, Nigeria.Int J Med Health Dev 2009;14:48-50

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Buowari DY. Obstructed labour at General Hospital Aliero, Nigeria. Int J Med Health Dev [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 Sep 25 ];14:48-50
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