antepartum hemorrhage


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antepartum hemorrhage

Etymology: Gk, ante, before; L, parturire, to have labor pains; Gk, haima, blood, rhegnynai, to burst forth
bleeding from the uterus during a pregnancy in which the placenta appears to be normally situated, particularly after the 28th week.

antepartum hemorrhage

Excessive blood loss during the prenatal period, most commonly associated with spontaneous or induced abortion, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa, or abruptio placentae.
See also: hemorrhage
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Even so, they note that their study confirms the previously reported association between physical abuse and intrauterine growth restriction and reveals an association with antepartum hemorrhage and perinatal death.
Women with placenta previa and antepartum hemorrhage have a worse outcome than those who do not bleed before delivery.
66%), antepartum hemorrhage and premature rupture of membranes in 12 (20%) patients.
Similarly GMP group had pregnancy induced hypertension, malpresentation, gestational diabetes, antepartum hemorrhage and placental abruption significantly higher as compared to MP group (p value was less than 0.
INTRODUCTION: Antepartum hemorrhage (APH) is defined as bleeding from or in to the genital tract, occurring from 24+0 weeks of pregnancy and prior to the birth of the baby.
Antepartum hemorrhage due to placental abruption was most prevelant due to the fact that strict adherence to PPH management protocols and routine active management of third stage of labor prevents PPH in patients delivered at our hospital.
Women were ineligible if they had ruptured membranes, had antepartum hemorrhage, were in active labor (defined as having a cervix diameter of greater than 3 cm), or had suspected chorioamnionitis.
Other common causes of referral were malpresentations, fetal distress, antepartum hemorrhage and obstructed labor.
In Group 2, there was one case of acute renal failure, 3 cases of antepartum hemorrhage and 1 case of postpartum hemorrhage.