Chapter 6: Early pregnancy deaths

Early pregnancy deaths: Specific recommendations

In women of reproductive age who present to practitioners with diarrhoea and vomiting and/or fainting, the possibility of ectopic pregnancy should be considered.

Medical treatment of ectopic pregnancy should be based on strict adherence to protocols, with women having immediate access to in-patient facilities if complications occur.

Women admitted to hospital with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome should receive thromboprophylaxis.