36. Postpartum Hemorrhage

  1. John T. Queenan MD2,
  2. Catherine Y. Spong MD3 and
  3. Charles J. Lockwood MD4
  1. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch36

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Belfort, M. A. (2012) Postpartum Hemorrhage, in Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, C. Y. Spong and C. J. Lockwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 3

    Bethesda, MD, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655764

Online ISBN: 9781119963783

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Keywords:

  • postpartum hemorrhage (PPH);
  • PPH, as leading causes of maternal death;
  • PPH causes, retained placenta, uterine atony, placenta accreta;
  • pelvic pressure pack, posthysterectomy hemorrhage control;
  • bladder involvement, in anterior placenta previa with accreta/percreta;
  • uterine inversion, folding of fundus into uterine cavity;
  • uterine rupture;
  • PPH, one of the major contributors to maternal mortality

Summary

Postpartum hemorrhage remains one of the leading causes of maternal death, in both industrialized and nonindustrialized nations. Approximately 140,000 women die annually from postpartum hemorrhage worldwide, and more than 50% of these mortalities occur within the first 24 h post partum. In the USA, 12% of all maternal mortality is due to obstetric hemorrhage.