Postpartum Hemorrhage

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


  1. 1.

    Postpartum hemorrhage may result from lacerations, retained placenta, uterine inversion, or coagulopathy.

  2. 2.

    Management of postpartum hemorrhage begins prior to delivery with assessment of precedent risk factors including macrosomia, polyhydramnios, precipitous labor, grand multiparity, anesthesia, augmentation, and caesarian delivery.

  3. 3.

    Postpartum hemorrhage is a critical postpartum complication that requires rapid identification and management.

  4. 4.

    Management of postpartum hemorrhage should proceed in a stepwise manner until hemorrhage is controlled.



Obstetrical Complication Postpartum Hemorrhage Uterine Atony Amniotic Fluid Embolus Predispose Risk Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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