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REVIEW ON SPONTENEOUS ABORTION (MISCARRIAGE): PREVALENT CAUSES AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN ENUGU METROPOLIS, NIGERIA
*Dr. Mgbe Emeka Kevin MBBS, fWACS and Mgbe Chinenye Glory PhD
Background: Spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) is a source of pregnancy loss globally. Its management, most especially in low resource countries remains hampered by inadequate facilities for evaluation. Objectives: To determine the risk factors associated with spontaneous abortion (miscarriages) at a tertiary hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. Methodology: A descriptive study of all miscarriages managed at Julius Memorial Hospital Enugu, Nigeria between March 1, 2015 and April 30, 2015. Data were collect from hospital record and also by interviewing the pregnant women with a prepared questionnaire. Results: There were 119 miscarriages with a prevalence of 62.6%; (61%) incomplete miscarriage was the most common 47 (61%),followed by threatened miscarriage with 21 (27.3%) were of low parity (Para 0-1) and 223 (37%) were having a repeat miscarriage. Of the 141 managed for threatened. There is no association between causes and types of miscarriage (X2: 43.38 at P= 0.66). There is no significant association between occupation and miscarriage (X2: 11.33 at P= 0.18). Conclusion: There is need of evaluation to improve facilities for investigating women with spontaneous abortions in developing countries to identify the causes of the losses and since intake of local medicine and lack of awareness is the most second causes of miscarriage, it is advisable that the Health Government should set up means of Educating pregnant women not only antenatal but through seminars, media or programs all over the world on the issue of miscarriage to enable them to be on a safe side of not having this miscarriage.[Full Text Article]