Uterotonic drugs and devices

Uterotonic drugs act directly on the smooth muscle of the uterus and increase the tone, rate, and strength of rhythmic contractions. The body produces a natural uterotonic—the hormone oxytocin—that acts to stimulate uterine contractions at the start of labor,...
Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Do you often catch yourself saying the phrase “I’ll be happy when I…” get the job, finish the project, pay off my debt, go on vacation, etc.? It can be an exhausting effort to constantly wake up each day, striving to succeed and thinking that the next accomplishment...

Postpartum Hemorrhage Toolkit

In 2003, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) issued a joint statement that has prioritized universal access to active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) to respond to the...

Learning Resource Packages

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth Prepared by the JHPIEGO/MNH Program with support from the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University The learning resource package for managing...

On-site and individual (SAIN) learning package

The on-site and individual (SAIN) learning package on the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage consists of a Facilitator’s Guide to train mentors, a Mentor’s Guide, a Learner’s Guidebook, and a Learner’s Notebook. This learning package was developed for use by...

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