Comparative Study on Pre and Post Caeserean Section Haematological Parameters
Haematological parameters have been noted as important indicators of health and hence, knowledge about its physiological and pathological is important. It is presumed that stress during caesarean section (CS) can have effect on some haematological parameters. This study therefore, is intended to investigate the effect of CS on some important haematological parameters in women booked for elective caesarean section. 10 women between the ages of 25 and 35, booked for this procedure, were involved in this study. Pre-and-Post CS blood samples were collected and analyzed using Haematology Analyzer (Swelab Alfa Automated) at St. Philomena Medical Hospital. The valves were then keyed into statistical package (SPSS version 17) for statistical analysis. Results showed significant differences (p<0.05) in the red cell count and some related RBC indices (hematocrit, hemoglobin concentration), platelet count and granulocyte values of the pre-and-post CS blood samples. Based on the findings of this study, it is obvious that stress during CS may cause some alterations in haematological profile of the CS mother. These differences in haematological parameters between pre and post CS may be due to the inflammatory processes and hemorrhage associated with the surgery.
Keywords: Caeserean section; Stress; Surgery; Haematological parameters.