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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2014 pp 345-349

Research Article

Clinical Study of Un-Engaged Head in Primi-Gravida at Term in Labour


Mahendra G.1, Prameela2

1Assistant Professor Department of OBGY, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B.G. Nagara, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Assosciate professor, Department of OBGY, MMCRI, Mysore, Karnataka, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.


Introduction: Labour is an important event with unique experience exclusively in a woman’s life, which gives her the greatest satisfaction by delivering her own child, the wonder creation of master craftsman! Objectives: 1. To know the effect of station of fetal head in early labour and significance of fetal head level. 2. To assess the course of labour, duration of labour in relation to station of head at the onset of labour. 3. To study the maternal outcome. 4. To study the neonatal outcome. Methodology: The present study is to determine the effect of unengaged head in primigravida at term in labour. The study was conducted on primigravidae admitted in the labour room in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cheluvamba Hospital, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore. Results: The present study cases studied were between 17-34 years. Majority of cases were of the age group 21-25 years. Conclusion: The primigravida with unengaged head at term during labour should be regarded with suspicion and the same woman in labour should be regarded with apprehension. Labour appeared to be dysfunction in only small proportion of the patients with unengaged head.