Failure to diagnose pregnancy. Every women of reproductive age with lower abdominal pain or PV bleeding should have a pregnancy test.

Failure to recognise cervical shock.

Failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy. Remember:

  • Ectopic pregnancies can present with symptoms that mimic gastroenteritis
  • Cornual pregnancies rupture at a later gestation
  • The possibility of a heterotropic pregnancy
  • An ectopic pregnancy with falling βhCG levels may still rupture

Failure to appreciate the extent of haemorrhage and consider concealed haemorrhage.

Failure to prevent isoimmunisation.

Failure to involve experienced specialists early.

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