Booking status and caesarean section outcome in LAUTECH teaching hospital, Osogbo

  • D A Adekanle
  • A S Adeyemi
  • F F Fadero


Background: Antenatal care is concerned mainly with prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of general medical and pregnancy associated disorders. Quality of care varies across health facilities; the booking status of the women who deliver would have influence on the pregnancy outcome. Method: A comparative study of caesarean section outcome among the booked and unbooked mothers delivered at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo. Results: Mean age of the women was 29.7±5.9 years. The booked mothers were older than the unbooked mothers. All the maternal deaths were among the unbooked mothers. There were higher rates of preterm birth, neonatal asphyxia and neonatal admissions to intensive care units among the babies delivered by unbooked mothers compared to the booked mothers. Conclusion: Unbooked women and their babies are at higher risks of caesarean section complications than the booked mothers.

Nigerian Journal of Medicine Vol. 17 (1) 2008 pp. 25-28

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