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Research Article

Breast Stimulation in Low-Risk Primigravidas at Term: Does It Aid in Spontaneous Onset of Labour and Vaginal Delivery? A Pilot Study

Table 3

Fetal outcome.

No breast simulation ( = 99)Breast simulation ( = 100) valueOdds ratio

Apgar score at 5 min (<7)2 (2.05%)3 (3%)0.660.67
Mean birth weight (in grams)2660 ± 3812701 ± 3600.58
Still birth1 (1.02%)1 (1%)0.491.02
NICU* admission4 (4.1%)6 (6%)0.660.67
Respiratory distress1 (1.02%)1 (1%)0.3171.02
Jaundice1 (1.02%)1 (1%)0.491.02
Transient Tachypnea of newborn2 (2%) 1 (1.02%)0.570.5

NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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