Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is responsible for around 25% of maternal mortality worldwide (WHO, 2007), reaching as high as 60% in some countries. PPH can also be a cause of long-term severe morbidity, and approximately 12% of women who survive PPH will have severe...

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,...

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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