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Pregnancy complications

Current definition


January 2018

Pregnancy complications

A definite diagnosis by a consultant obstetrician of one of the following conditions:

  • disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC),
  • eclampsia (but excluding pre-eclampsia),
  • ectopic pregnancy with surgery to remove a fallopian tube,
  • foetal death in utero after at least 20 weeks gestation,
  • hydatidiform mole,
  • neo-natal death – giving birth to a child of at least 20 weeks gestation that does not survive 14 days,
  • new born intensive care – giving birth to a child of at least 37 weeks gestation that requires continuous mechanical ventilation by means of tracheal intubation for 7 days (24 hours per day) or more in an intensive care unit in a UK hospital, starting between the date the child was born and age 90 days,
  • placental abruption (but excluding placenta praevia), or
  • still birth (excluding elective pregnancy termination) after at least 24 weeks gestation.
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This is a new Additional Covered Condition - only available with Enhanced Children's Critical Illness Cover.


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