MATERNAL DEATH ANALYSIS AT A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

Dr. Moushmi B. Parpillewar, Dr. Shweta Singh, Dr. Juzar I. Fidvi

Abstract


Introduction: The   quality   of   healthcare  delivery  system  of  a  country  is  reflected  by  its  Maternal  mortality  ratio(MMR). Maternal  death  is  indeed  a  tragic  event  during  or  after  a  natural  process  and  it   is  still  the  leading  cause  of  death  in  women  of reproductive  age  group. Method: retrospective  study  conducted  on 134  cases  of  maternal  death  from  May   2018  to April  2019 maternal  deaths  during  pregnancy,  delivery  or  puerperium  upto 42 days  were  included  in  study  and  cause  of  death  were  analysed. Result: The  MMR  in  our  study  is  1143 /1,00,000  live  birth. Hypertensive  disorders  and  eclampsia  in  our  study accounted  for  31%,  hemorrhage  8.2%, Sepsis  6.7%  of  maternal  mortality . Conclusions: Hypertensive  disorder  of pregnancy  was  found  to  be  the  direct  major  causes  of  death. Prompt  identification,  early  intervention  and  early  referral  can  lead  to  massive  decline  in  maternal  mortality.


Keywords


maternal mortality, causes, prevention

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