Changing Trend of Instrumental Vaginal Deliveries at Patan Hospital
Keywords:forceps delivery, instrumental vaginal delivery, vacuum delivery.
Aims: The aim of the study was to evaluate the changing trend of the instrumental vaginal deliveries at Patan hospital over the last 10 years.
Methods: This was a retrospective study done at Patan hospital. The study included data of 10 years duration (July 15th, 2004 – July 14th, 2014). The data included total normal delivery, caesarean section, vacuum delivery, forceps delivery and total delivery of the respective years.
Results: Out of 80,149 deliveries over 10 years, 1635 (2.03%) were instrumental vaginal delivery (IVD). The study revealed progressive decline in overall trend of instrumental vaginal delivery. The highest percentage of IVD in the year 2005 was 265 (16.02%) and tangential dropped to 49 (2.9%) by 2014. The study revealed markedly decreased trend in vacuum delivery from 2005 to 2010, but a positive deflection was noticed till 2013, and abrupt fall in the year 2014.Regarding forceps delivery, a gradual fall in trend was noticed over the years. Over the last 10 years the mean percentile value of vacuum delivery was 78.47% while that of forceps was 21.52 %.
Conclusions: The trend of instrumental vaginal delivery has markedly declined. On the other hand, it has shown increasing trend in caesarean delivery.
How to Cite
Copyright on any research article in the Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is retained by the author(s).
The authors grant the Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
Articles in the Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and it is not used for commercial purposes.