The frequency of post-partum urinary retention (PPUR) and factors contributing PPUR after vaginal delivery.
Objective: To determine the frequency and factors contributing to post-partum urinary retention (PPUR) after vaginal delivery. Study Design: Observational study. Setting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences Gambat, Khairpur Sindh. Period: 1st November 2018 to 30th June 2019. Material & Methods: Out of 114 patients delivered vaginaly at Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences Gambat, Khairpur Sindh, postnatal patients who do not urinate within 6 hours after normal viginal delivery, label as a case of PPUR following the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: Frequency of postpartum urinary retention (PPUR) after vaginal delivery was observed in 6.14% (7/114). Significant risk Factors contributing to post-partum urinary retention (PPUR) were Prolong labor and epidural analgesia. Conclusion: We concluded that statistically significant risk factors for postpartum urinary retention were epidural analgesia and prolong labor. So attention to bladder care during labor and vigilance in the early detection.