Excessive bleeding most blamed for maternal mortality

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Excessive bleeding most blamed for maternal mortality

Monday, 29 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

Obstetric haemorrhage (excessive bleeding) is the most known and mentioned cause of maternal mortality, said Dean and senior obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Trupti Nagaria on Sunday.

She was addressing a two-day workshop on “Fundamental Critical Care Support Obstetrics” at the Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College in Raipur. Vice-Chancellor of Ayush University Dr. A.K. Chandrakar inaugurated it.

She said the bleeding can be in the form of antepartum haemorrhage, intra-partum haemorrhage or postpartum haemorrhage. Any bleeding during pregnancy and labour should be considered a ‘danger’ or warning sign. It has to be promptly managed.

She added necessary management should be done in time for their diagnosis.

Dr. Jyoti Jaiswal, Head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology, said such a workshop has been organised for the first time. It aims to reduce the maternal-infant mortality.

Dr. (Prof.) Jaya Lalwani spoke on the need for foetal monitoring if high blood pressure increases during pregnancy. If not monitored, it can lead to critical cases.

The experts discussed management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, sepsis in pregnancy (severe infection), heart disease, kidney injury, management to reduce maternal mortality and rapid management of new-born in emergency situations.

The workshop will conclude on May 29.

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