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Table 1 Potentially life-threatening maternal conditions

From: From planning to practice: building the national network for the surveillance of severe maternal morbidity

HEMORRHAGIC COMPLICATIONS
Abruptio placentae
Placenta previa/accreta/increta/percreta
Ectopic pregnancy
Ruptured uterus
Severe hemorrhage due to abortion
Postpartum hemorrhage
Atony
Retained placenta
Perineal lacerations
Coagulopathy
Uterine inversion
HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS
Severe preeclampsia
Eclampsia
Hypertensive encephalopathy
Severe hypertension
HELLP syndrome
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
OTHER COMPLICATIONS
Pulmonary edema
Seizures
Sepsis
Postpartum endometritis
Post abortion endometritis
Urinary infection
Chest infection
Thrombocytopenia < 100 000 platelets
Thyroid crisis
Shock
Acute respiratory failure
Acidosis
Cardiopathy
Cerebrovascular accident
Coagulation disorders
Thromboembolism
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Jaundice/hepatic dysfunction
Meningitis
Acute renal failure
MANAGEMENT INDICATORS OF SEVERITY
Transfusion of blood derivatives
Central venous access
ICU admission
Prolonged hospital stay (> 7 days)
Intubation unrelated to anaesthesia
Return to operating theater
Major surgical intervention (hysterectomy, laparotomy)
Use of magnesium sulfate