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Maternal death


In-hospital death of a mother as a result of a haemorrhage following elective caesarean section, excluding cases where imaging has identified placenta accreta.

Main care setting

Acute care maternity services.

Preventative guidance

Worldwide, obstetric haemorrhage remains a problem in terms of both morbidity and mortality. Providers should be aware of applicable guidelines applicable before and after caesarean section to prevent women from dying from haemorrhage, particularly after an elective procedure: