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Astrit Malush Gashi, Department of Obstetrician and Gynecological Clinic (OGC) Pristine, Faculty Medicine, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Pristine, Kosovo.
Examining the contribution of multiple pregnancies to the Increased Rate of Cesarean Birth., This is a retrospective observational study. In order to examine contribution of multiple pregnancies to the increased rate of cesarean birth, we studied 10286 live births delivered during 2013, in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic/University Clinical Centre of Kosovo. Out of 10,286 births; 97.22 percent (n=10,000) were singleton pregnancies, 2.78 percent (n=286) multiple pregnancies, out of these 2.63 percent (n=270) twins, 0.15% (n=16) triplet pregnancies. Out of 10286 live births; 3158 (30.70 percent) were delivered through caesarean section, whilst 7128 (69.30 percent) were delivered through vaginal delivery. This reveals that rate of cesarean birth in Kosovo during 2013, was very high: 30.70 percent. From 286 women with multiple pregnancies; 189 (66.1%) women delivered through caesarean section, whilst only 97 (33.9%) women delivered through vaginal delivery. We came to the conclusion that the contribution of multiple pregnancies to the increased rate of cesarean birth was very high, 66.1 percent women with multiple pregnancies have delivered through caesarean section, contributing with 5.99 percent in total rate of cesarean birth.
Multiple Pregnancies, Contribution, Rate of Cesarean Birth, Kosovo
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