SAVE A MOTHER : AWARE OF THE FACTS OF PREGNANCY

1.What are the common causes of maternal mortality?

  • Hemorrhage 35%
  • Hypertension 18%
  • Sepsis 8%
  • Abortion 9%
  • Embolism 1%
  • Other conditions 29%

2.What are the  Major causes of Maternal Mortality in India ?

  • Hemorrhage 38%
  • Sepsis 11%
  • Abortion 8%
  • Hypertensive dosorders 5%
  • Obstructed labor 5%
  • Other conditions 34%

3.What are the common health issue associated with pregnancy?

  • Anemia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Antepartum haemorrhage
  • toxemia of pregnancy
  • osteomalacia
  • backache,
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Puerperal sepsis
  • Complications of delivery
  • Infections

4.Which pregnant patients needs special care and to be managed and delivered by an obstetrician?

  • Age over 35
  • More than five previous births
  • Most recent delivery a stillbirth
  • Recent neonatal death
  • Two or more previous miscarriages or stillbirths
  • Recent birth of more than 4000 g
  • Hypertension in previous pregnancies
  • Convulsions during the current pregnancy
  • Hypertension during the current pregnancy
  • Malpresentation, e.g. breech, transverse lie
  • Twins
  • Hydramnios

5. Pregnancy : Can it be 100% safe?

Maternal  morbidity is completely preventable by proper care and supervision of the mother during pregnancy, delivery and puerperium.

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