Traumatic transperineal delivery, a tragedy in unassisted vaginal delivery: A case report and review of literature
Transperineal delivery is a traumatic childbirth whereby the baby is forcefully ejected out through a contraction and pushing‑induced laceration of the perineum in the presence of intact vaginal and anal orifices. We presented a 23‑year‑old primipara who presented 3 days after delivery with infected perineal injury and pains following unsupervised childbirth. She delivered a fresh stillborn baby through the perineum (between the fourchette and the anal orifice). She was, however, continent of urine and feces. She was optimized and repair of the perineal injury was scheduled after puerperium. The postoperative condition was satisfactory. We therefore call and appeal on the relevant stakeholders, to provide more skilled birth attendants, especially at the densely populated areas and ensure their presence and willingness to participate in conducting all deliveries with good supervision in all health facilities, so as to prevent future occurrence of transperineal delivery.
Keywords: Nigeria; perineal tear; transperineal delivery; traumatic childbirth