Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality. All women who carry a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks’ gestation are at risk for this disease. Uterine atony is a failure of the uterine myometrial fibers to contract and retract. This is the most important cause of PPH and usually occurs immediately following delivery of the baby, up to 4 hours after the delivery. For women delivering vaginally, oxitocin should be given as a prophylactic agent. Women at the risk should be planned the delivery in appropriate place. Patient may require iron supplement as the levels of Haemoglobin fall rapidly.
Related Journals of Post Partum Haemorrhage
Clinics in Mother and Child Health, Neonatal Biology Journal, Gynecology Journal, Paediatrics Journal, Pregnancy Journal, Womens Health Journal, MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing,Maternal and Child Nutrition,Maternal and Child Health Journal,Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review