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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2015 pp 251-253

Research Article

Risk factors for ante partum haemorrhage:  A hospital based study

Swati Nagapurkar1, Archana Tale2, Bhagyashri Ranjwan3

1Associate Professor, 2,3Senior Resident, Department of OBGY, Indian Institute of Medical Science and Research, Warudi, Badnapur, Jalna, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Objective: The present study was done to assess the prevalence and the associated risk factors of ante partum haemorrhage (APH) at a tertiary care hospital. Materials and Methods: It was a retrospective hospital-based study. It was done over a period of 3 months in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department at the tertiary care hospital. All the cases with bleeding from or into the genital tract after 28th week of pregnancy but before the birth of the baby were classified as APH and included in analysis. The risk factors associated with APH were assessed and analyzed. Results: The prevalence of APH was found to be 4.71% in the study population. Multiparity, hypertension, pregnancy induced hypertension, maternal age greater than 35 years, prior caesarean section, absence of antenatal care and rural residence were the risk factors found to be associated with APH in the study group. Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of APH in the study group. The obstetricians should be aware regarding the risk factors so that there can be early diagnosis and treatment of APH.