Hyperemesis gravidarum as a cause of maternal mortality

C.   OBSTETRIC CONDITIONS RELATED TO NVP OR HG

 

23.   HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM AS A CAUSE OF MATERNAL MORTALITY

 

1925-1936 15 deaths of out 396 cases of hyperemesis gravidarum. (14)

In the whole North West Scotland there were 14 maternal deaths due to hyperemesis gravidarum between 1931 and 1940. There was one such death between 1940 and 1956. (9)

Lupzic Clinic, Pokorny, showed falling maternal mortality due to hyperemesis gravidarum:

                                   

 

1900-1924

 

2.8%

 

 

1925-1936

 

0.75%

 

 

1937-1954

 

0.28%

 

1955-1959

 

0.0%

 

 

 

                                                                                     (10)

 

Results from the treatment of moderately severe and severe cases of vomiting of pregnancy at the Boston Lying-in Hospital:

 

 

Years

Deliveries

Maternal Deaths

Percentage

1930-1933

12,675

7

0.047%

1934-1937

14,600

0

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    (1)

In Britain the maternal mortality from hyperemesis fell from 159 per million total births in the years 1931-1940 to three per million total births between 1951 and 1960. (75)

 

Summary

 

Maternal mortality due to hyperemesis gravidarum became extremely rare after 1955.

 

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KETONES ARE NOT AN INDICATOR OF DEHYDRATION

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