A clinical study of the rate of episiotomy and perineal outcomes after delivery

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dc.contributor.author Phat Prapawichar
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-09T06:06:56Z
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dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract Episiotomy is widely performed as a 'routine' procedure during childbirth. The potential benefits for the use of the episiotomy include the prevention of severe perineal lacerations and pelvic floor relaxation. Evidently, episiotomy procedure may increase the likelihood of severe perineal pain, healing outcomes, and third or fourth degree tears. In spite of all these factors this procedure still remains a clinical practice and as part of normal delivery. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of episiotomy and perineal outcomes after normal delivery. This cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered survey and chart review in two government hospitals located in Bangkok, Thailand. Anonymous patient's data of 400 women was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results revealed 80% of women received episiotomy. 2.2% of women who had episiotomy experienced a severe perineal laceration, compared to those who delivered without episiotomy. Perineal pain appears to be highest (90.94%) in women who had episiotomy than those who had spontaneous delivery without episiotomy (70%). Therefore, restrictive use of this procedure should be recommended to reduce complications and increase comfort for women after delivery. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation ABAC Journal 36, 1 (January - June 2016), 100-107 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0858-0855
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/18848
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Assumption University Press en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject Birth interventions
dc.subject Episiotomy
dc.subject Perineal
dc.subject Delivery
dc.subject Vaginal birth
dc.subject.other ABAC Journal
dc.subject.other ABAC Journal -- 2016
dc.title A clinical study of the rate of episiotomy and perineal outcomes after delivery en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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