Secondary postpartum haemorrhage

  • Aiken C
  • Mehasseb M
  • Prentice A
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Secondary postpartum haemorrhage is defined as any abnormal or excessive bleeding from the birth canal occurring between 24 hours and up to 12 weeks postpartum. The quantity of blood loss that constitutes secondary postpartum bleeding, unlike primary postpartum hemorrhage, is not clearly defined. Subjective estimation of the amount of blood loss constituting 'haemorrhage' accounts for at least some of the variation in reported incidence of secondary postpartum haemorrhage from 0.47% to 2%. © Copyright 2011 Cambridge University Press.

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