Comparative studying of the outcomes of oral feeding 2 and 8 hours after cesarean sections

Leila Zahir Mirdamadi (BABAK.KARIMIAN@DOCTORS.ORG.UK)
Obstetrics and Gynecology, KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
September, 2009
 

Abstract

Abstract:
Purpose: Comparative studying of the outcomes of oral feeding 2 and 8 hours after cesarean sections
M & M: 140 pregnant women candidate for cesarean delivery, were included in two groups each containing 70 patients. First group was started on oral feeding 2 hours after surgery, meanwhile second received those 8 hours after surgery. They were monitored every 2 hours after lasting 2 hours from starting oral feeding in both groups.
Results: Maternal age, gestational age, number of previous parities and deliveries, causes of cesarean and duration of cesarean and it’s afterwards hospitalization were matched between two groups with no statistical difference.
The rate of Nausea (P=0.014), abdomen distension (P=0.004), bowel movements return (P=0.001), (slightly) starting of gas passage (P=Sig) and starting to walk (P=0.015) were statistically meaningful in 2 hours group.
Post-cesarean fever, urinary tract infections and time to start defecation were similar in both groups.
Wound dehiscence and rehospitalization were observed in none of the groups.
Discussion: Positive results of early onset of oral feeding in 2 hours, may lead to accelerating patients` recovery and reducing the hospitalization time and thrapeutical costs.



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