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Management and Treatment of PostPartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum Hemorrhage or PPH is a serious concern and the main cause of maternal mortality and morbidity across the world. PPH is the excessive bleeding after childbirth. In a normal or vaginal delivery if there is a blood loss of more than 500ml and in case of a C-Section if there is a blood loss of more than 1000ml then PPH is said to have occurred. If bleeding occurs within the first 24 hours of delivery it is called Primary PPH; whereas any excessive bleeding that occurs between 24 hours and 6 weeks after delivery is termed as Secondary PPH. Postpartum hemorrhage accounts to about 30% of maternal deaths.