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Recognize Related Causes Of Death Mother Pregnancy And Childbirth

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), maternal mortality is defined as deaths occurring during pregnancy or within 42 days after the end of pregnancy. This can be caused by several factors, except the accident. In Indonesia, maternal mortality rate (MMR) is still high, you know !

Maybe you've heard the phrase that the woman was risking his life when she was pregnant and gave birth. It is true, because if it is not healthy pregnancy or childbirth is not running smoothly, might be lives at stake. Therefore, for you who are planning or are pregnant, it is important to know the causes of maternal death, that ye may be able to anticipate factors that may cost the lives of pregnant women.

Here are some of the causes:

Excessive postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). It is the leading cause of death in women related to childbirth the most common in developed countries. This condition occurs when you experience severe bleeding after childbirth (more than 500 ml after giving birth vaginally or more than 1000 ml after caesarean).

This bleeding can usually occur within a day or it could be a matter of weeks postpartum. PPH is characterized by bleeding from the vagina that occur constantly. If allowed, the blood pressure will drop or shock. This condition is characterized by dizziness, sweating, rapid heart beat, body weak or faint.

PPH itself can be caused by several things such as:

  • Uterine muscle can not contract and suppress the blood vessels and reduce blood flow. This condition is called atonic uterus.

  • Lines of birth injury, such as cuts in the perineum due to undergo an episiotomy.

  • Retained placenta or fetal tissue in the uterus.

  • Blood difficult to freeze.

  • Uterine rupture.

  • Occlude birth placenta (placenta previa)

Preeclampsia. Actually had high blood pressure during pregnancy is common, but it can also turn fatal. High blood pressure is not treated properly during pregnancy can turn into a serious problem, namely preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition of high blood pressure accompanied by damage to organs in the body and the discovery of protein in the urine. This condition usually occurs after five months of pregnancy.

You are more at risk for preeclampsia if the first time was pregnant, was pregnant when aged under 20 years of age or over 40 years old, overweight, there are families who have high blood pressure while pregnant, expecting twins or have a history of chronic diseases (high blood pressure , kidney problems, or diabetes).

Particular disease. Diseases that had you endure before you get pregnant and you still take it up to the two entities could also endanger your life. Moreover, if the condition does not get a good handling. Several types of diseases in question include kidney disease, cancer, heart disease, tuberculosis, anemia, HIV / AIDS, or other diseases that you endure.

Infection (usually occurs after delivery). One infection is that sepsis These infections can worsen and lead to decreased blood pressure (septic shock). This shock could rapidly damage some organs such as kidney, liver, or lungs, where it can cause death.

To avoid bad things happen to you, you are advised to regularly see a doctor before and during pregnancy. It aims to detect health problems that you endure before pregnancy, to be handled properly and did not worsen during pregnancy. Or if you have a history of disease, tell your doctor so he can recommend the right treatment for you.

In addition, keep intake you, avoid things that could endanger your pregnancy, keep monitoring your health and practice healthy lifestyles. Well , after giving birth does not mean you're out of the doctor. You have to keep a routine health check to the doctor, especially if you experience things that are not natural.

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