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Insight Maternal Mortality – An Indian Facebook

by Dutta Dilip Kumar
Jaypee Digital | Medical Ebooks

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Author/Editor Dutta Dilip Kumar
ISBN 9789350257968
Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11596
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2012
Pages 211
Book Type Reference
Chapter Name Size Page No

This book “Insight Maternal Mortality—An Indian Facebook” focus on causes of maternal mortality during pregnancy period. “Why Mothers Die”? Whether it is due to delay to seeking treatment or delay to reach the hospital or delay on the part of the doctor to start treatment or lack of transportation due to bad road condition. Women are dying during their long journey of 280 days during pregnancy period without antenatal check up, investigation and treatment. Every minute of everyday a woman dies as a result of pregnancy or child birth somewhere in the world may be due to: (a) Teenage pregnancy, physically not fit to deliver the baby leading to obstructed labor, sepsis, eclampsia and anemia, etc., (b) Due to want of blood or drug, (c) Elderly women from low socioeconomic resources going for illegal abortion. Government (State and Central) in good faith started National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) by spending a lot of fund but no positive result to prevent maternal mortality ratio (MMR) so far. This book is to highlight the different causes of high MMR and confidential enquiry report of maternal death due to eclampsia and primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), but also put forward various suggestions made by various experts to prevent MMR.

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