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Postpartum Hemorrhage

  • Sheela V. Mane
  • Vijay Kumar Koravi
  • Priyanka Dilip Kumar
  • Meenakshi Kandoria
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Abstract

Hemorrhage, even to this day, is the major killer of pregnant women both in developing and developed countries. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a dreaded complication of labor and delivery and presents itself not only in women at high risk for the complication but also sometimes in apparently low-risk gravida in the most innocuous and unexpected situations. Global statistics for causes of maternal mortality state that maternal anemia directly or indirectly is responsible in 19.3% of cases, hemorrhage in 23.7%, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and eclampsia in 13.1%, unsafe abortions in 12.6%, sepsis in 10.6%, obstructed labor in 6.4%, and others in 14.2%. It is obvious that hemorrhage remains the major killer, and healthcare workers need to be alerted and trained to handle this emergency [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheela V. Mane
    • 1
  • Vijay Kumar Koravi
    • 2
  • Priyanka Dilip Kumar
    • 3
  • Meenakshi Kandoria
    • 4
  1. 1.BengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of OBGDr. BR Ambedkar Medical CollegeBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.NU Hospital, Jananam Fertility Centre,BangaloreIndia
  4. 4.Department of OBGKamala Nehru State Hospital for Mother and Child, Indira Gandhi Medical College,ShimlaIndia

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