maternal morbidity

maternal morbidity

medical complications in a woman caused by pregnancy, labor, or delivery.

ma·ter·nal mor·bid·i·ty

(mă-tĕr'năl mōr-bid'i-tē)
Medical complications of pregnancy, labor, or delivery affecting the mother.
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The condition results in significant maternal morbidity and mortality and socioeconomic cost in terms of need for invasive surgical intervention, prolonged hospital stay and admission to intensive care unit.
Despite this finding, which also correlates with the worldwide literature as well, instrumental deliveries, especially vacuum extraction, have become the instrument of choice to reduce to maternal morbidity and minimise the risk of increasing rate of caesarean section.
Maternal morbidity is defined as unexpected complications of labour and delivery that lead to severe consequences to a woman's health.
Presently, increasing use of TAS/TVS for placental localisation and to diagnose abruptio placentae, improved obstetrical and anaesthetic facilities, increasing use of blood and its products to correct anaemia and advanced neonatal care facilities to make increased chances of survival of a preterm infant, all collectively have played important role in decreasing perinatal as well as maternal morbidity and mortality.
Multiple repeat cesarean delivery is associated with increased maternal morbidity irrespective of placenta accreata.
Additionally, though the numbers of women affected were small, there was no increased risk of severe maternal morbidity.
The authors wrote: "As maternal age continues to increase, the rate of severe maternal morbidity is likely to increase in the future.
It is frequently described as just "the tip of iceberg" and maternal morbidity as the "base".
Legislation that would extend the life of a state task force studying Texas' high maternal morbidity rates was tentatively approved by the Texas House late Sunday night.
Background: Eclampsia is an acute obstetric emergency carrying very high maternal morbidity and mortality risk.