Frequency of common factors leading to primary postpartum haemorrhage in patients presenting at Nishtar Hospital Multan.
Objectives: The objective was to determine the frequency of common factors leading to Primary postpartum hemorrhage. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Study was conducted in obstetrics and Gynaecology ward of Nishtar Hospital Multan. Period: From 15-9-2017 to 14-03-2018. Material and Methods: Total 2119 deliveries were done in hospital during study period. Patients with loss of blood greater than 500 ml in vaginal delivery and 1000 ml in abdominal delivery were included. Main variables of study were age, paity, duration of delivery, mode of delivery. analysis was done by using SPSS for Window (version 10.0) Mean and stranded deviation was calculated for numerical data like ages of the patients and parity, while frequencies and percentages was calculated for qualitative data like mode of delivery. Results: 61.07% of the patients delivered vaginally and duration of labour was prolonged in 27.51% of cases. The single most frequent factor leading to primary postpartum haemorrhage was uterine atony i.e. in 48.99% of cases. Conclusion: Uterine atony was the most significant risk factors of primary postpartum haemorrhage. Our findings confirm the importance of previously recognized factors. Timely identification & management of these factors can help in reducing the incidence of maternal deaths.