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Early postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Many cases occur in women with antecedent risk factors and can thus be anticipated, promptly diagnosed, and promptly treated. PPH is most commonly due to uterine atony and often responds to medical management. Surgical intervention, either to repair lacerations, transiently reduce pelvic pulse pressure, or remove the uterus, can be life saving.
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