Uterine Atony: The Most Common Cause of Postpartum Hemorrhage

  • Thomas L. Archer


A 39-year-old woman, G8P7, with polyhydramnios and von Willebrand disease (vWD) type 1 (L-1), is admitted in early labor [1, 2]. Her obstetrician had told her to come into Labor & Delivery at the first sign of labor. She is an obese and cheerful patient who tells everyone that this is her last baby and that this one had been a “wonderful accident.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas L. Archer
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  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology 2008–2015University of California San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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