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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14767050903118296
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-310
  • Keywords: Episiotomy, expulsion of placenta, blood loss, collecting bag, HEMORRHAGE


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.