Obsteteric emergencies are medical emergencies that occur to a mother or baby while the mother is pregnant or in the process of delivering a baby.
These are some specific obsteteric emergencies that most Ambulance Services train their paramedics to treat:
1. Pre-eclampsia or eclampsia (unnusually high BP as a result of pregnancy and can lead to eclampsia which is a pregnancy related seizure)
3. Supine hypotensive syndrome
4. Antepartum haemorrhage
5. Postpartum haemorrhage
6. Prolapsed umbilical cord