Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 4 - 2021
Magnitude and Maternal Outcome of Postpartum Hemorrhage at Dilchora Referal Hospital in Dire Dawa City Administration
Elbat Mekonnen, Sufian Jeilu*, Aliya Nuri and Yared Tekle
Sabian General Hospital, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Sufian Jeilu, Sabian General Hospital, Ethiopia.
Received: February 24, 2021; Published: March 17, 2021

Background: Postpartum hemorrhage refers loss of more than > 500 and/or 1000 ml of blood within 24 hour following vaginal, caesarean delivery respectively. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) continues to be the leading direct cause of maternal mortality worldwide. It is highly fatal if diagnosis and treatment is not provided early. Even though postpartum hemorrhage is one of the major direct causes of maternal death in Ethiopia, there are only few studies done in the country. Therefore, assessing the magnitude of PPH and its outcome in the hospital setting is very important to give quality of service for the mother and decrease maternal mortality.

Objective: To assess magnitude and maternal outcome of postpartum hemorrhage at Dilchora Referral Hospital in Dire Dawa City Administration, 2018 GC.

Methods: A facility based retrospective study was conducted on all mothers who delivered at DilChora referral hospital and referred from other health facilities for delivery service during the September 1, 2017 to July 30, 2017 GC. Data was collected from March 1 - 30 2018 GC by using a structured questionnaire from the mothers card and labor ward reporting log book 239 sample size determination of obstetric mothers in the study area. Data was collected by using Systematic random sampling method from list of study unit. Data was entered and analyzed by computer (SPSS 20 Version).

Results: There were 3786 deliveries at Dilchora Referral Hospital during one year. Generally, out of 239 sample size, there were 31 cases of Post-Partum Hemorrhage who delivered at Dilchora Referral Hospital as well referred from other health facilities which makes the magnitude of 13% during the one year. However, 31 cases of PPH whose medical charts were retrieved were used for its completeness. About 234 (97.9%) of participants have live birth while 5 (2%) of participants have still birth. About 50 (20.9%) had shock (hypotension), and 35 (14.6%) had severe anemia while 154 (12%) of participants didn’t have complication. Postpartum Hemorrhage mother attribute 23 (9.6%) of participants, of these shock (hypotension) while 5 (2.09%) were severe anemia and 3 (1.25%) of participants have no complication.


Keywords: Postpartum Hemorrhage; Magnitude; Maternal Outcome; Dire Dawa; Ethiopia


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