Intrapartum, postpartum characteristics and early neonatal outcomes of idiopathic polyhydramnios

Karahanoglu E., Ozdemirci S., Esinler D., FADILOĞLU E., Asiltürk S., Kasapoglu T., ...More

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol.36, no.6, pp.710-714, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/01443615.2016.1148126
  • Journal Name: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.710-714
  • Keywords: Idiopathic polyhydramnios, foetal maternal outcomes, general obstetrics
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper investigates the effect of idiopathic polyhydramnios on the intrapartum and postpartum characteristics of labour and early neonatal outcomes. In this study, intrapartum and early neonatal outcomes of 207 women with idiopathic polyhydramnios and 336 matched healthy pregnant patients were evaluated. In the case of idiopathic polyhydramnios, the active phase of labour became longer when compared to the control group (5.76 ± 3.56 h vs. 4.38 ± 2.8 h, p: 001). The risk of preterm birth (OR 5.23; 95% CI: 2.04–13.42) and caesarean section (OR 2.26; 95% CI: 1.56–3.28) was higher in women with IP. Patients with IP had a higher rate of transcient tachypnoea of the newborn (TTN), newborn resuscitation, admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), ventilator requirement, newborn jaundice, newborn hypoglycaemia and structural anomalies. IP did not cause any appreciable maternal risk during the intrapartum or postpartum periods. However, neonatal morbidity and post-natal anomaly rates were higher in the case of IP.