Objective: The objective of current study was to compare the frequency of postpartum hemorrhage after induced labor versus spontaneous labor at term.
Methods: A Randomized controlled trial was conducted at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur from July 2107 to January 2018. In the present study 68 cases, 34 in each group in the age range of 18 to 35 years presented at the gestational age of 37 to 41 weeks were included. Group A underwent induction of labor and group B underwent spontaneous labor. Both the groups were assessed for postpartum hemorrhage.
Results: The mean age in group A was 31.24±3.12 years and in group B, 30.87±4.34 years. Postpartum hemorrhage was seen in 17 (50%) cases of group A as compared to 7 (20.58%) cases of group B (p-value=0.04). Group A had a significantly high number of Postpartum hemorrhage in terms of pregnancy-induced Hypertension (p=0.04).
Conclusion: Postpartum hemorrhage is significantly higher in cases with induced labor as compared to spontaneous one.