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Maternal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally 

Maternal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally
Maternal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

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date: 18 October 2019

Maternal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postnatal period are covered. Blood tests during pregnancy and detecting deviations from the norm are included. Maternal emergencies and their management considered include: major obstetric haemorrhage, uterine rupture, eclampsia, emboli (pulmonary embolus and amniotic fluid embolus), HELLP syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation, uterine inversion, shock, and maternal resuscitation. Guidelines for admission to a high-dependency unit and current maternal morbidity and mortality data are included.

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