Maternal mortality and caesarean delivery: A five year review

Authors

  • Anju Huria Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Chandigarh
  • Reeta Mehra Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Chandigarh
  • Pratiksha Gupta Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Chandigarh
  • Bharti Goel Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Chandigarh

Keywords:

Maternal mortality, maternal mortality ratio, caesarean delivery

Abstract

Aim: To find out maternal mortality related to caesarean delivery
Methods: A review of maternal mortality in Government Medical College Hospital Chandigarh, India was
conducted for the last five years. [2003 to 2007].
Results: Maternal mortality ratio was found to be 496.4 per 100,000 live births and of which 23.59% was
causally or incidentally related to caesarean delivery. The caesarean delivery rates for the hospital was
29.08% in 2003 and a rising trend to 36.60% in 2007 was also noted.
Conclusion: Caesarean remains a good option when rationally indicated; however the maternal and fetal
conditions that indicate the operative delivery may be inherently related to mortality and morbidity.

Key words: Maternal mortality; maternal mortality ratio; caesarean delivery

DOI: 10.3126/njog.v4i1.3331

Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
June-July 2009; 4(1): 42-45

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Huria, A., Mehra, R., Gupta, P., & Goel, B. (2010). Maternal mortality and caesarean delivery: A five year review. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 4(1), 42–45. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJOG/article/view/3331

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