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Inventi Impact - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
(Formerly Inventi Rapid/Impact: Sex & Reproduction)

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  • Inventi:hog/20224/16
    COMPARATIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE HEALTH STATUS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE UNDERGONE NORMAL VAGINAL DELIVERY AND CAESAREAN SECTION
    Meena Kumari Bimal*, Manmeet Kaur, Manpreet Kaur

    Type of delivery is one of the most important determinants of health status of women. Assessment of health status is of utmost importance. Improving postpartum quality of life will lead to improvement of quality of life of mothers, children, individuals and the community. Considering the importance of postnatal quality of life, this study aimed to compare women’s health status after vaginal delivery and cesarean section. This comparative study included a convenient sample of 200 primipara women of Village Payal, district Ludhiana, Punjab (India). The participants’ health status was assessed by using a self structured checklist, consisted 33 statements on health outcomes after delivery (either vaginal or cesarean delivery). Data were analyzed inferential and descriptive statistics. Maximum i.e. 95% of women with caesarean section had moderate health problems whereas it was 43% in case of women with vaginal delivery. There were no severe health problems among women with vaginal delivery while 5% of women with cesarean section had severe health problems. More than half i.e. 57% of women with vaginal delivery had only mild health problem. Considering women’s health status after vaginal delivery, compared to cesarean section, it seems that vaginal delivery is a safe option, which is recommended for all pregnant women.

    How to Cite this Article
    Meena Kumari Bimal, Manmeet Kaur, Manpreet Kaur. Comparative Study to Assess the Health Status of Women Who Have Undergone Normal Vaginal Delivery and Caesarean Section. Inventi Impact: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2017(1):1-3, 2017.
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