To analyse the cause of maternal mortality at a tertiary health care centre. Methods: Cross sectional analytical study of maternal mortality from January 2017 to December 2018.
Results: Over the study period total maternal deaths were 116 and 21545 live births. Direct cause of maternal death in majority were hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 26 (22.4%) and haemorrhage 20 (17.2%) and due to indirect cause was Anaemia (12.9%). Majority of patients were primigravida (48.3%), belonged to 21-25 years age group (55.1%), (82.8%) belong to middle class, majority expired within 24 hours (35.3%) and normal vaginal delivery was the commonest mode of delivery.
Conclusion: Majority of maternal mortality can be prevented by early referral, by making early diagnosis, and by providing timely and adequate care. Analysis of different causes of maternal mortality will be helpful in preventing several maternal deaths by providing early referral units, blood banks and competent working staff.