Fetal outcome and mode of delivery in a patient with meconium-stained amniotic fluid


  • Bindra Bharatsinh Rana Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, C. U. Shah Medical College and Hospital, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India
  • Bhavesh B. Airao Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, C. U. Shah Medical College and Hospital, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India




Emergency caesarean section, Fetal distress, MSAF, Primigravida


Background: Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF), especially observed before term, is considered a sign of meconium fetal jeopardy.

Methods: All data were retrieved from pregnant patients with MSAF who delivered at OBGY department of C. U. Shah medical college and hospital from February 2022 to July 2022.

Results: In this study meconium-stained liquor was more common in primigravida within the age group of 21-30 years of age with moderate type of meconium being more common.

Conclusions: In this study we concluded that meconium-stained liquor more commonly seen in primigravida which have associated risk factors like preeclampsia, malposition, prolonged labour and abnormal uterine inertia. It was also reconfirmed that MSAF is associated with a new-born risk, especially meconium aspiration syndrome. Patients had a higher rate for emergent caesarean section and baby admission to NICU. These data may be useful to make health/reproductive-health progress in area.


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