Background: Birth asphyxia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal period.
Methodology: This was the cross sectional study conducted in the tertiary care centre of Ahmedabad on the full term babies with birth asphyxia. The maternal, fetal and newborn correlates were recorded according to predesigned proforma.
Results: There were total 401 (6.6%) babies born with apgar score of less than 7 at one minute and among them, 320 (79.8%) were full term babies and 81 (20.2%) were preterm babies. Among the babies 52.5% were male, 56.9% were primigravida, and only 41.9% had antenatal care present, 42.2% had MSL and 47.2% were small for date babies.
Conclusion: Birth asphyxia is common the babies of the mother who had not received proper antenatal care. Maternal anaemia, primipara, meconium stained liquor babies have more chances of getting birth asphyxia.
Birth Asphyxia, apgar score, antenatal care