Ethical clearance was taken from Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Jimma University Institute of health, and permission letter was obtained from JUMC including Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.
Out of 2348 laboring mothers who gave birth in the labor ward of JUMC during the 6 months of the study period 242(10.3%) were by operative vaginal delivery(OVD).
Out of 173(71.5%) OVDs applied for those mothers who were being followed at labor ward of JUMC, 70 (28.9%) of the laboring mothers had different grades of MSAF.
The higher proportion of mothers who were followed at the labor ward of JUMC had favorable neonatal outcome than those for whom OVD is applied on arrival (91.7% versus 75.4%).
Prevalence of OVD application is 10.3% in JUMC and the finding is consistent with other studies.
The prevalence of OVD among the 2348 laboring mothers who gave birth at JUMC during the study period is 10.3%.
Abbreviations ANC: Antenatal care ARM: Artificial rupture of membrane FHR: Fetal heart rate IUFD: Intrauterine fetal death ENND: Early neonatal death EFW: Estimated fetal weight GA: Gestational age HCT: Hematocrit HTN: Hypertension JUMC: Jimma University Medical Center MSAF: Meconium stained amniotic fluid NICU: Neonatal intensive care unit ObGy: Obstetrics and Gynecology OL: Obstructed labor OVD: Operative vaginal delivery PE: Preeclampsia PPH: Postpartum hemorrhage PNA: Perinatal asphyxia ROM: Rupture of membrane SSOL: Second stage of labor SVD: Spontaneous vaginal delivery SGH: Subgaleal hemorrhage WHO: World Health Organization.
Ethical clearance and an approval letter were obtained from Jimma University, Institute of Health-Institutional Reviewing Board, then support letter was obtained from JUMC administrative office.