Is routine episiotomy beneficial in the low birth weight delivery?

  title={Is routine episiotomy beneficial in the low birth weight delivery?},
  author={T. T. The},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={31 2},
  • T. T. The
  • Published 1990 in
    International journal of gynaecology and…
The outcome of 439 idiopathic singleton low birth weight spontaneous vertex deliveries in the university hospital of a developing country was analyzed. Any patient with a known complication of pregnancy was excluded from the study. The effects of maternal age were minimized by including only those mothers between the age of 17 and 34. The effect of maternal parity was minimized by analyzing the study in two parity groups. The birth weight distributions of the episiotomized and non-episiotomized… CONTINUE READING

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