International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Kenya | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017


Indications of Caeserian Section as a mode of Delivery among Mothers at a Private Tertiary Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

Margaret Thagichu | Bernard Wambua Mbithi | Jane Karonjo


Abstract: Introduction Caesarean Section (C/S) rates are on the increase in many countries with good access to quality health care. Study objective To determine the indications of C/S as a mode of delivery among mothers at the Mater Hospital, Kenya. Methods Cross-sectional study design was used to collect data from the respondents. Results The indications of C/S included mal-presentation (p=0.006), fetal distress, (p=0.0001), previous scar (p=0.001), hypertension (0.0001), failed induction (p=0001), prolonged labor (p=0.0001), previous bad outcome (p=0.0001) and gestational diabetes (p=0.0001). Conclusion The hospital needs to initiate programmes to mitigate against the C/S deliveries that can be prevented during the pregnancy.


Keywords: Caeserian section, indications, Rates, labour, mothers


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,


Pages: 1312 - 1315


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Margaret Thagichu, Bernard Wambua Mbithi, Jane Karonjo, "Indications of Caeserian Section as a mode of Delivery among Mothers at a Private Tertiary Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017, pp. 1312-1315, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART2017981

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