International Journal of Research in Nursing

Assessment of Predicting Risk Factors for Cesarean Complication Development in Tikrit City Hospitals

Nabila K. Yaaqoub, Enas M. Yassen and Ruqiya S. Tawfeek

DOI : 10.3844/ijrnsp.2010.17.20

International Journal of Research in Nursing

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 17-20


Problem statement: A cesarean birth happens through an incision in the abdominal wall and uterus In November of 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) reported the national cesarean birth rate was the highest ever at 29.1%, which is over a quarter of all deliveries. This means that over 1 in 4 women will experience a cesarean delivery. With any major surgical procedure, there are risks involved. It is important to know and understand your risks before a cesarean procedure, Approach: Descriptive study was carried from 1st March to end of October 2009, 200 cases attending Tikrit teaching hospital and 2 private hospitals in Tikrit city that were developing complications after cesarean section during time of the study were enrolled in this study. Results: The study reviled that half of study population from age group 20-34 years, 36.5% were developed complications after C/S. it was founded that 36.5% developed wound infections, 31.5% complained from post partum hemorrhage 17.5% of them of secondary type and 14% of primary type. And 6, 7.5 and 1% developed paralytic illus, DVT, death respectively and 34% occurred within first week after C/S and 8%within operation. Conclusion: wound infection and hemorrhage are the most frequent complications that happened after cesarean section and about third of patients with complication had previous complication.


© 2010 Nabila K. Yaaqoub, Enas M. Yassen and Ruqiya S. Tawfeek. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.