The incidence of postpartum hemorrhage after spontaneous and induced vaginal delivery versus elective and emergency caesarian section



Azhar Mousa Al-Turiahi¹mail of corresponding author, Alla Mohamed Sadiq, Esraa Ali Abbas




Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality. All women who carry a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks’ gestation are at risk for PPH and its sequel. Although maternal mortality rates have declined greatly in the developed world, PPH remains a leading cause of maternal mortality elsewhere.The aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of PPH in patients delivered by different modality and identify the importance risk factors. A Cross sectional study of 9674 patients admitted to the labor or obstetrics word and theater unit during the period of 5-months duration from 2nd of January to the 31th of December 2015. The results of this data indicated that the identified risk factors of PPH are essential to increased effective care and eventually increased the maternal survival.

Keywords: Postpartum Hemorrhage; Assessment of blood loss; Labour; Maternal Survival

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American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 4, Issue 4, pages 81-90
Received January 21, 2016; accepted March 07, 2016; published April 23, 2016


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