ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Cesarean Rate and Indications at a Tertiary Center [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(1): 39-43 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2021.64022

Cesarean Rate and Indications at a Tertiary Center

Ayça Nazlı Bulut, Venhar Ceyhan
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kayseri City Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the change in the frequency of cesarean delivery and indications for a cesarean section procedure over a 2-year time period at a tertiary center.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective examination of all births that occurred at the Kayseri Training and Research Hospital between May 2018 and April 2020 was conducted. The data of patients who had a cesarean delivery were recorded and compared by year. The Robson Ten Group Classification System of perinatal events and outcomes was used to categorize the deliveries.
Results: A total of 18,576 patients gave birth in the hospital during the study period. The rate of vaginal delivery was 65.11% and the cesarean delivery rate was 34.89%. During the period May 2018-April 2019, 32.64% of deliveries were by cesarean section, and the rate was 36.87% in May 2019-April 2020. The most common indication for a cesarean procedure was a history of cesarean delivery, followed by fetal distress.
Conclusion: The 2-year rate of cesarean deliveries in the hospital was 34.89%, which is well below the mean rate for Turkey. As seen in the literature, the most common indication for a cesarean delivery was a history of a previous cesarean procedure, and the most common indication for a primary cesarean was fetal distress.

Keywords: Cesarean delivery, cord prolapse, fetal distress, non-progressive labor, multiple pregnancy

Ayça Nazlı Bulut, Venhar Ceyhan. Cesarean Rate and Indications at a Tertiary Center. Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(1): 39-43

Corresponding Author: Ayça Nazlı Bulut, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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