Maternal and child health
is an important part in the health development plans in many countries. This
descriptive study aimed to investigate the epidemiology of risk pregnancies
managed at the provincial hospital Janson Sendwe. It was conducted from March
17 to July 15, 2015 to all pregnant women for childbirth consultant beyond 28
weeks of gestation and having at least one risk factor identified during
antenatal care or a posteriori childbirth. On 535 women included in the study,
we recorded 1667 risk factors in an average of 3.2 risk factors per woman. The
three main risk factors were met by order of importance: the history of
maternal infection (18.5%), the history of caesarean section (13.6%) and
unexplained fetal or neonatal death antecedent (12.4%). The antecedent of
uterine malformation (0.1%), the history of macrosomia (0.5%) and uterine
height decreased (2.1%) were the least represented. It thus appears necessary to carefully
monitor these women to avoid the occurrence of maternal mortality.
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Michel, K. N. , Ilunga, B. C. , Astrid, K. M. , Blaise, I. K. , Mariette, K. K. , Pitchou, K. T. , Loriot, M. K. , Christiphe, N. M. , Kolomba, M. and Numbi, O. L. (2016). Epidemiological Profile of High-Risk Pregnancies in Lubumbashi: Case of the Provincial Hospital Janson Sendwe. Open Access Library Journal, 3, e3224. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103224.
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