Placenta previa is one of the major causes for maternal morbidity and mortality.
Its prevalence is. 5-5%. The aim of this study was to analyze obstetrics factors and the pregnancy outcome in Placenta Previa.
Study Design: One year prospective study.
Results: Out of total 6693 deliveries there were 78 cases of Placenta Previa i.e 1.16% cases, which were further categorized into Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 according to location of placenta. Out of total 78 cases three were twins and total neonatal count was 81. Out of 78 cases 73 underwent LSCS while rest five delivered normally as they were Types 1 PP ie low lying placenta who presented to labour room in active state of labour. Majority of Neonates i.e 72.8% were low birth weight. 7 Neonates expired in NICU while 6 had IUD’s.
Conclusions: 73 Caesarean sections were done for patients having placenta previa, which is for 1.09% of the total deliveries. 41% had total placenta previa. There were 32% cases of PPH out of which one patient developed shock but was resuscitated and stabilized. 62% patients required blood transfusion. 64% of the babies were preterm and 72.8% were low birth weight babies.