antepartum haemorrhage


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antepartum haemorrhage

Bleeding occurring in pregnancy after about the 24th week. There may be a risk to the baby, which might be in danger of inadequate blood supply, and to the mother.
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Antepartum haemorrhage (APH) has always been one of the most feared complications in Obstetrics.
A case of OH was established if a record indicated a diagnosis of antepartum haemorrhage (APH) (unspecified), abruptio placentae, ruptured uterus, or retained placenta, bleeding after trauma to the lower genital tract, symptomatic placenta praevia, and PPH.
6 mg/day in this period and during this gestational period frequency of antepartum haemorrhage was higher.
She was nominated by patient Samantha Murdoch who was rushed to hospital 18 weeks into her pregnancy with an antepartum haemorrhage.
Several days later, she experienced a small antepartum haemorrhage with irregular contractions, and after an unmonitored labour a 1 820 g, very pale and oedematous male infant was delivered vaginally with Apgar scores of 1/1/1.
0%) of the women had a previous history of antepartum haemorrhage.
Other indications of caesarean section included premature rupture of membranes, antepartum haemorrhage, prevention of HIV, and these accounted for 7 (8.
Majority of patients 25(89%) had caesarean delivery and only 11(39%) had elective caesarean section, others had emergency cesarean section despite antenatal diagnosis due to antepartum haemorrhage.
Table 2 reveals that nurse-midwives referred most or all women with antepartum haemorrhage, severe anaemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and obstructed labour (and their antecedent conditions).
There is also the danger of antepartum haemorrhage which can put both the mother and baby's lives at risk.