FREQUENCY OF MECONIUM STAINING OF AMNIOTIC FLUID IN INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS OF PREGNANCY
Objective: To determine the frequency of meconium staining of amniotic fluid in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.
Material and Methods: In this descriptive cross sectional study, 154 cases with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of pregnancy
in their third trimester with the age group of 20- 35years in obstetrics and gynecology ward, Ayub Teaching Hospital
Abbottabad were observed. The inclusion criteria were all females with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of pregnancy in their
third trimester with the age group of 20- 35years. Patients with pruritic lesions, gestational diabetes, teen age pregnancy
and with Evidence of acute or chronic hepatic diseases were excluded as per exclusion criteria.
Data Collection Procedure: The study was conducted after approval from hospital ethical and research committee. All
women meeting the inclusion criteria and presenting with ICP in their 3rd trimester (