A Comparison between vaginal delivery and cesarean on maternal hematologic indices

Seyed Ahmad Hosseini, Saeed Shirali, Seyed Saheb Hoseininejad, Omid Kiani GhaleSardi, Shekoofeh Aghili, Zahra kamaei, Roya Rafie, Meysam Alipour


Introduction: Due to the increasing incidence of Caesarean and its consequences for mothers, this study was designed to compare hematologic outcomes in vaginal delivery and cesarean.

Material and Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was conducted on 20-40 year women (N=320) in Sina Hospital in Ahvaz in 2014. The blood samples were taken before and after the delivery. The hematologic parameters were evaluated. The anthropometric parameters in infants were evaluated. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 20.

Results: This study showed that no significant difference between age, maternal hematologic indices (except for the number of white blood cells), systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and anthropometric parameters on method of vaginal delivery and cesarean. In addition, after delivery than before delivery the lymphocytes, granulocytes and MIC showed a significant increase in both delivery methods (P<0.001). But no significant difference was observed between the two groups.

Conclusion: In this study, no significant difference was seen in hematological indices and neonatal anthropometric status between vaginal delivery and cesarean. Further studies in this area have been proposed.

Key words: Anthropometric, Cesarean, Hematologic indices, vaginal delivery

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