International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Paediatrics | Yemen | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 4.7 / 10


A Study of the Prevalence of Meconium Staining among Newborns at Jibla University Hospital

Dr. Afaf Al-Sharif | Dr. Wael Almaqtri | Noha Alzobidy | Sara Aqel | Rasha Marzha | Bothainah Ali | Omaimah Almobanen | Yonan Saboor | Safaa Alsalami | Asma'a Al-Saper


Abstract: The fetal gut has a thick, dark - green, germ - free, odorless stool known as meconium that occurs from 10 weeks of age, but it usually goes through the first 24 to 48 hours after birth. In utero passage of meconium can indicate normal gastro - intestinal maturation or, greater concern, an indication of acute or chronic foetal hypoxia. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of meconium staining among newborns at Jibla University Hospital between 13 February and 27 March 2023. During the study period, 39 (17.72%) cases of meconium staining (24 females & 15 males) were enrolled from 220 total birth. Mothers were an average of 27.5 years old. There were 184 (83.6%) normal deliveries and 36 (16.4%) cesarean delivery in the mothers. There was a total of 495 births previous (453 normal deliveries and 42 cesarean deliveries), male to female ratio of the babies born was 118 (54%) males and 112 (46%) females. The mean gestational age in our study was 38.1 weeks, and the rate of meconium staining was 39 (17.72%); Male 15 (38%) and female 24 (62%) department by type of meconium staining to the first 10 (25.6%%), the second 14 (35.9%) and the third 15 (38.5%). The presence of meconium in amniotic fluid, such as gestational age, can be influenced by risk factors, so it is important to monitor during pregnancy.


Keywords: meconium staining, newborns, gestational age, delivery methods, study prevalence


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,


Pages: 56 - 60



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