Study of Babies Born with Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid in Post-Term Pregnancy
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1313-1319
AbstractBackground: Meconium stained amniotic fluid has been considered a sign of fetal distress and associated with poor fetal outcome but others considered meconium passage by fetus is physiological phenomena and produce environmental hazards to fetus before birth. Such magnitude of different opinion was the object behind taking up of this study and aim was to find out incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome and effect of meconium in terms of morbidity and mortality.
Methods: Two hundred babies born with meconium stained amniotic fluid considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria, in the Department of Paediatrics, Mahavir Vatsalya Aspatal Patna Paediatrics. Study duration of two years. Fetal monitoring, mode of delivery, Apgar score, birth weight, resuscitation of baby are noted.
Conclusion: Immediate airway management, need for suction and intubation should be guided by state of newborn rather than presence of meconium. Timely diagnosis and management of meconium stained amniotic fluid may improve fetal outcome.
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