Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) is often defined as the loss of 500mL or more within the first 24 hours after childbirth. While this may be due to loss of uterine muscles, a bleed disorder, or retained or invasive placenta, preventive treatment and organized processes can eliminate the adverse events due to PPH.

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PPH is the most common complication of pregnancy, and is the leading cause of severe maternal morbidity and (sometimes) preventable mortality. Prevent PPH-related maternal mortality Hospital governance and senior administrative leadership should commit to support of maternal safety initiatives such as for PPH in their healthcare system Establish readiness for PPH in every

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