Obstetric emergencies are developed unexpectedly and demand immediate attention in order to save life. Obstetric emergencies are the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and particularly in developing countries due to lack of awareness and adequate health facilities.
Objective: Present study aims to analyse the maternal and fetal outcomes in obstetrical emergencies admitted to labour room in a north region hospital center.
Methods: Total 115 obstetric patients presenting to the obstetric emergency ward were evaluated for mode of delivery, maternal outcome, ICU admission, maternal mortality and NICU admission and fetal outcomes.
Results: Preterm vaginal delivery was higher in booked pregnancies compare to unbooked. Fetal mortality rate was also low in booked pregnancy compared to unbooked. In booked pregnancies, no newborn requires the NICU admission whereas in unbooked pregnancies 30.12% newborns requires the NICU admission.
Conclusion: To handle an obstetric emergency, it is essential that the patients should be already in the follow up with the hospital. Early reference to health care center can help in better management of obstetric emergencies which in turn can enhance the maternal and fetal outcomes.