Objective: Epidemiologic examination of the results of postnatal follow-up of infants born at our hospital.
Material and Method: All the babies born within two years (2014-2015) in our hospital were included in the study. Babies information, physical examination findings, interventions used in the delivery room, follow-up results and existing diseases were recorded daily. The obtained data were compared with the national data of our country.
Results: A total of 7246 newborns were born from 7172 pregnancies, 7175 (99.02%) live births and 71 (0.98%) stillbirths within the specified period. Rate of cesarean section, multiple pregnancy and major anomaly were 41.66%, 1.03% (n: 74) and 0.77% (n: 55) respectively. According to the gestational age, preterm delivery (42 weeks) was 1.5% (n: 108). Distribution of infants according to birth weight was determined as; 4000 grams 5.2% (n: 376). The SGA rate in infants was 6.7%, the AGA rate was 79.8% and the LGA rate was 13.5%. It was found that 3.1% of babies were followed in newborn unit, 8.2% were admitted to neonatal intensive care unit and 1.4% were referred to other hospitals. In delivery room, babies were given oxygen at a rate of 7.5%, in 2.4% infants were used T-piece resuscitation support and 1.04% of babies were subjected to intubation and/or chest compression.
Conclusion: In our country, there are not enough studies about newborn babies short-term follow-up at delivery room. The preterm delivery rates and cesarean birth rates in our hospital were found to be below the country values but higher than the developed countries.
Delivery room, follow up, neonate
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