A COVID-19 positive woman died of eclampska after giving birth inside a tricycle while on her way to a lying-in center.
Radio and online reports said the tragedy occurred in Sagnay, Camarines Sur.
The reports said the 27-year-old COVID case lost consciousness after giving birth and was brought to the Bicol Medical Center where she died.
The young mother’s remains were immediately cremated while her newborn survived.
According to Wikipedia, eclampsia is the onset of seizures (convulsions) in a woman with pre-eclampsia.
Pre-eclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy in which there is high blood pressure and either large amounts of protein in the urine or other organ dysfunction. Onset may be before, during, or after delivery.
Most often it is during the second half of pregnancy.
The seizures are of the tonic–clonic type and typically last about a minute.Following the seizure there is typically either a period of confusion or coma.
Complications include aspiration pneumonia, cerebral hemorrhage, kidney failure, pulmonary oedema, HELLP syndrome, coagulopathy, abruptio placentae and cardiac arrest.
Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are part of a larger group of conditions known as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Recommendations for prevention include aspirin in those at high risk, calcium supplementation in areas with low intake, and treatment of prior hypertension with medications. Exercise during pregnancy may also be useful.
The use of intravenous or intramuscular magnesium sulfateimproves outcomes in those with eclampsia and is generally safe.This is true in both the developed and developing world.
Breathing may need to be supported. Other treatments may include blood pressure medications such as hydralazine and emergency delivery of the baby either vaginally or by cesarean section.
Pre-eclampsia is estimated to affect about 5% of deliveries while eclampsia affects about 1.4% of deliveries. In the developed world rates are about 1 in 2,000 deliveries due to improved medical care. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the most common causes of death in pregnancy.They resulted in 46,900 deaths in 2015.
Around one percent of women with eclampsia die.The word eclampsia is from the Greek term for lightning.The first known description of the condition was by Hippocrates in the 5th century BC. Tonight monitor