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Table 3 Maternal and infant clinical outcomes

From: Individualised, flexible postnatal care: a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial

Outcome n %
  (n =107)
Pregnancy complications (e.g. impaired fetal wellbeing) 26 24.3
Type of birth   
 Unassisted vaginal 61 57.0
 Vacuum/forceps 18 16.8
 Planned caesarean 7 6.5
 Unplanned caesarean 21 19.6
Labour and birth complications* 36 33.6
Postpartum complications** 18 16.8
Birthweight (g) (mean, sd) 3454 (544)
Liveborn 107 100.0
Admission to special care or neonatal intensive care 14 13.1
Apgar score at 5 minutes (median, range) 9 (6–10)
Any breast milk feeding in hospital 105 98.1
  1. *Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) n = 26; precipitate labour n = 3; severe perineal trauma/hematoma n = 4, shoulder dystocia n = 2. **PPH n = 6; hypogalactica n = 4; endometritis n = 4; urinary tract infection n = 2.