Document Type : Research Article
Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. the international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean sections to be between 10% and 15%. There is a need to understand the possible factors of the high C-section rates in India.
Methodology: A prospective study was carried out in maternity hospital for 6 months. Out of total caesarean sections, 500 subjects were studied after resorting to random sampling. A predesigned audit Proforma was used to study the caesarean delivery.
Results: Majority were in the age group 30-40 yrs. (54%), 76% were subjected to partograph, 96% trial of trial of labor. 100% subjects delivered live births with 96% babies stable. Majority 24% had previous C sections as a sole reason for LSCS and belonged to Group eight.
Conclusion: In conclusion the findings of our study established that high rate of caesarean section was observed in comparison to available literature on the subject. High rates of caesarean section were complimented with approximately 100 percent positive fetal outcome and negligible maternal mortality