Amna Kazi,, Bushra Noor Khuhro, Maria Dhahri, Anosha Khan, Robina Kausar, Tanweer Akhtar
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Comparison of Duration of Third Stage of Labour with and without Placental Cord Drainage (PCD)

Amna Kazi,, Bushra Noor Khuhro, Maria Dhahri, Anosha Khan, Robina Kausar, Tanweer Akhtar



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To estimate the duration of third stage of labour with and without placental cord drainage in women undergoing normal vaginal delivery. Study design: Randomised controlled trial Place and duration of study: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore from 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2020. Methodology: One hundred and fifty patients were presented in this study. Patients detailed demographics age, body mass index and gestational age was recorded. Patients undergoing normal vaginal delivery in the third stage of labour and age between 20-40 years were included. They were divided into two equal groups; Group I underwent cord blood drainage and group II without drainage. Results: Mean age of the patients was 28.95±9.27 years with mean body mass index 23.12±5.34 kg/m2. In group I mean gestational age of the patients was 38.14±2.31 weeks with mean duration of third stage of labour was 5.85±2.32minutes while in group II mean gestational age of the patients was 38.21±2.33 weeks with mean duration of third stage of labour was 7.0±2.23 minutes. Significant difference was observed between both groups (p<0.05). Conclusion: Blood placental drainage is a safe and effective method of reducing blood loss and duration of third stage of labour compared to women who undergo normal vaginal delivery without cord blood drainage at term. Keywords: Labour, Blood, Duration, Cord, Drainage



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