Document Type : Research Article
Objective - To evaluate maternal and foetal outcome in third trimester bleeding with the aim to reduce maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality.
Methods– It is prospective and descriptive study from 1st November 2021to 30 November 2022. Study included all cases of Third trimester bleeding (120 cases) in which 88 Live Birth, 20 Perinatal Mortality and 2 Maternal Mortality. Clinical features, complications and maternal mortality were evaluated. Data was analysed as percentage of total cases studied.
Results –Incidence of third trimester bleeding was 1 in 298 deliveries, being higher with increased age and parity. Most common risk factor is previous caesarean section for placenta previa and hypertension for abruptio placentae. Maternal mortality was 1.49% and perinatal mortality was 16%.
Conclusion– Abruptio placentae and placenta previa remain important causes of perinatal mortality and maternal mortality in third trimester bleeding