A near-miss case of obstetric haemorrhage managed successfully

Meena N. Satia, Shruti Panchbudhe, Manali P. Shilotri


Functioning of health systems with respect to maternal health were previously audited using indicators like maternal mortality ratio. However, maternal morbidity as a consequence of pregnancy-related complications is not accounted for in these indicators. Thus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has formulated a maternal near-miss approach to pregnancy complications for a more thorough evaluation of health care systems across the world. In practical terms, women are said to be maternal near-miss cases when they survive lethal conditions during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. We report one such case of traumatic variety of postpartum haemorrhage subsequent to a lower segment caesarean section with immediate post-operative removal of cervical cerclage threads that resulted in a maternal near-miss case.


Maternal near-miss, Maternal mortality, Postpartum haemorrhage

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