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preterm labour, preterm prelabour rupture of membranes, antepartum haemorrhage, etc.
COSMOs did not feel confident to manage acute coronary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, paediatric resuscitation and intubation, antepartum haemorrhage, cord prolapse, breech delivery and eclampsia.
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.
Exclusion criteria were post-term pregnancies of [greater than or equal to] 40 weeks and 10 days, multiple pregnancies, grand multiparity, cephalopelvic disproportion, previous caesarean section or a uterine scar, fetal malpresentation, fetal distress, placenta praevia, antepartum haemorrhage, premature rupture of the membranes and medical disorders.
Rates of pre-eclampsia and antepartum haemorrhage were not significantly different.
Placenta praevia, premature separation of placenta (abruptio placentae), and antepartum haemorrhage 7.
One of the first two authors then verified the information on the woman's hospital chart to ensure that the inclusion criteria (a retroplacental blood clot covering [greater than or equal to] 15% of the placental surface, gestational age [greater than or equal to] 24 weeks, coloured population and singleton pregnancy) and exclusion criteria (multiple pregnancy, other causes of antepartum haemorrhage and poor knowledge of Afrikaans or English, the languages in which the interviews were conducted) were applied.
5) Of the latter, 46% are clearly attributed to 'intrapartum hypoxia' or antepartum haemorrhage.
Most maternal deaths were caused by antepartum haemorrhage except in the most remote province, where obstructed labour was the major cause of death.
While intrapartum asphyxia remains the predominant cause of death, and the order of causes remains almost the same, the proportion of deaths owing to hypertension, antepartum haemorrhage and infection has decreased.