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Table 6 Postnatal and neonatal outcomes

From: Better maternity care pathways in pregnancies after stillbirth or neonatal death: a feasibility study

Characteristics Phase 1 Phase 2
Outcome N = 15 N = 37
   Miscarriage 0 1 (3%)
   Live birth- still living 15 (100%) 35 (94%)
   Live birth-neonatal death 0 1 (3%)
Gestation Median (range) 38 (36–40) 37 (23–40)
Labour onset N = 15 N = 36
   Spontaneous 3 (20%) 6 (17%)
   Induction 7 (47%) 16 (44%)
   None (pre-labour CS) 5 (33%) 14 (39%)
Birth mode
   Spontaneous 8 (53%) 18 (50%)
   Ventouse/forceps 1 (7%) 1 (3%)
   Planned Caesarean 3 (20%) 14 (39%)
   Unplanned Caesarean 3 (20%) 3 (8%)
Birthweight (grams): Median (range) 3020 (2550 – 3620) 2965 (498 – 4280)
Baby sex
   Male 9 (60%) 21(58%)
   Female 6 (40%) 15 (42%)
APGAR (5 min) Median (range) 10 (8 – 10) 9 (4 – 10)
Length of hospital stay (days): Median (range) 2 (0 – 10) 2 (0 – 9)
Feeding at discharge N = 15 N = 34
   Breast 10 (67%) 15 (44%)
   Mixed 1 (7%) 9 (26%)
   Artificial 4 (27%) 10 (29%)
Postnatal and Neonatal Complications
Maternal and birth complications 4 (27%) 10 (27%)
   Post-Partum Haemorrhage 1 6
   Abnormal vital signs 2 1
   Hypertension 1 0
   Other 0 4
NICU admission 2 (15%) 10 (27%)
   Respiratory distress 2 2
   Infection 0 3
   Prematurity 0 3
   Poor feeding 0 1
   Other 0 1
NICU length of stay (days): Median (range) 6 (2 – 9) 4(1 – 37) a
Unplanned healthcare contacts 4 18
   Maternal 3 17
   Neonatal 1 1
  1. a Data for length of stay for 2 babies was missing