International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2020)

Caesarean section: Study in a tertiary care Centre in Uttarakhand


Minakshi Singh, Chitra Joshi, Reena Pal

Introduction: Caesarean section is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in obstetrics practice. Recent studies have shown an increase in the caesarean delivery rate worldwide. Methodology: The present study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Government Doon Medical College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It was a retrospective study from April 1, 2017 to March 2018. Secondary data was collected and analysed. Results: There were 9165 deliveries in the study period of one year, out of which 2444 had caesarean deliveries, giving a caesarean delivery rate (CDR) of 26.66%. Out of this 86% were emergency sections. Important indications were previous CS (36 %), foetal distress (19.2%). Other indications were breech presentation, severe oligohydromnios, placenta previa, non-progress of labour, failed induction, obstructed labour, malpresentation, cephalopelvic disproportion. Conclusion: All efforts should be made to reduce caesarean delivery rate and measures were advocated for proper labour management and reduction in unintended caesareans.
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Minakshi Singh, Chitra Joshi, Reena Pal. Caesarean section: Study in a tertiary care Centre in Uttarakhand. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 82-85
International Journal of Medical and Health Research