Observations on some patients of high parity delivering in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia.

@article{Opaneye1986ObservationsOS,
  title={Observations on some patients of high parity delivering in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Abayomi Opaneye},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={1986},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={435-8}
}
  • Abayomi Opaneye
  • Published 1986 in
    International journal of gynaecology and…
In a prospective study 100 consecutive Saudi patients having their tenth or subsequent deliveries in a general hospital were observed. Unlike in some other reports fetal malpresentations, maternal anaemia or hypertension were few. However there was a high incidence of uterine inertia and primary cesarean sections. Early perinatal mortality rate was 50 per 1000. High parity is still a hazard to both mother and baby. Health education and family planning should be improved.