J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil | Volume 3, Issue 2 | Research Article | Open Access

Severe Obstetric Morbidity (Near Miss)

Vargas Hernández Víctor Manuel*, Tovar Rodríguez José María, and Becerril Rodríguez Paola Rocío

Department of Gynecology Obstetrics, Hospital Juárez de México, Mexico

*Correspondance to: Vargas Hernández Víctor Manuel 

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Background: A case of "Near miss maternal" or severe obstetric condition is defined as the patient at risk of dying, who survives the complication that occurred during pregnancy, delivery or at the end of the puerperium; or women who have survived the risks that end anger their lives. Objective: To determine how many cases of severe obstetric morbidity and mortality were presented between January 2010 and December 2016, at the Hospital Juárez de México. Material and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted, obtaining 130 cases with severe obstetric morbidity and 26 maternal deaths. The average mortality rate was 5.78% and death rate 0.415%. The main causes of severe morbidity were obstetric hemorrhage, hypertension associated with pregnancy and sepsis. Conclusion: An increase was observed in cases of severe maternal morbidity and decrease in maternal death; the establishment of a committee that evaluated and analyzed cases of severe obstetric morbidity improves the quality of care and treatment with a reduction in maternal death.


Severe obstetric morbidity; Obstetric hemorrhage; Pre-eclampsia Sepsis; Maternal death


Víctor Manuel VH, José María TR, Paola Rocío BR. Severe Obstetric Morbidity (Near Miss). J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil. 2019; 3(2): 1043.

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