Does early repair of episiotomy decrease postpartum blood loss: A randomized clinical trial

Ozdegirmenci O., Erkaya S., YALVAÇ E. S., Dilbaz B., Altinbas S., Haberal A.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, vol.23, no.4, pp.308-310, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14767050903118296
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-310
  • Keywords: Episiotomy, expulsion of placenta, blood loss, collecting bag, HEMORRHAGE
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


Methods. Patients who had normal vaginal delivery with episiotomy were enrolled in the study. One hundred and twenty who were randomly allocated to either episiotomy repair before (Group 1: 60) or after spontaneous placental expulsion (Group 2: 60) had mediolateral episiotomy. Postpartum blood loss was measured with calibrated collecting bags, placed under the women immediately after the birth. Amount of the blood loss 1 h after the delivery was recorded and the two groups were compared for postpartum blood loss as a primary outcome. After the normality analysis with Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test, we used Mann-Whitney U test for comparing groups. The chi-square test was used for comparing presence of postpartum hemorrhage.