Published: 2019-03-26

Study of cases of double mishap in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Fasiha Tasneem, Vijayalakshmi Shanbhag


Background: “Make every mother and child count”- the slogan for World health day 2005 reflects the reality and need of the society even today. In India, many women die due to pregnancy-related complications and those who survive suffer from severe maternal morbidity. Authors have been impressed that the same obstetric conditions that kill mothers are also responsible for most of the stillbirths and many of the neonatal deaths as well. This is the study to identify the risk factors that has an effect on the health of both mother and baby, to evaluate the complications leading to maternal and perinatal morbidity or mortality so that timely interventions to prevent maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality can be made.

Methods: All the cases getting admitted in Dr SCGMC Nanded are analysed for maternal and foetal outcome over the study period of 18 months. The cases with both maternal and perinatal morbidity or mortality are included in the study. The associating factors and comorbidities if associated with the cases of double mishap are studied.

Results: During the study period of 18mths, there were 21905 deliveries conducted in the study hospital and 742 reffered cases of outside hospital deliveries, it was found that there were 204 cases of double mishap. Out of 204 cases of double mishap, 71.56% had preeclampsia, 29.41% were anaemic, 6.86% had febrile illness, 4.41% were of placenta praevia, 33.33% had abruptio placenta.

Conclusions: Authors can conclude by stating that through better antenatal care, early detection and proper management of risk factors like pre-eclampsia, anaemia and active management of third stage of labour with careful feto maternal monitoring the absolute goal of Obstetrics of having a healthy mother and healthy baby at the end of delivery can be achieved.


Maternal mortality, Near miss, Perinatal mortality, Preeclampsia

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