Risk of Postpartum Bleeding Higher After Cesarean - Study suggests induction also increases risk of severe hemorrhage - Modern M
Posted Sep 25 2009 12:00am
Study suggests induction also increases risk of severe hemorrhage
Publish date: Sep 24, 2009
THURSDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage increases after induction and pre-labor cesarean section, according to a study in the September issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Iqbal Al-Zirqi, M.D., from the University of Oslo in Norway, and colleagues analyzed data on 307,415 Norwegian mothers to determine the risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage (defined as a visually estimated blood loss of greater than 1500 mL within 24 hours after delivery or the need for a blood transfusion) based on labor onset and delivery mode…