Postpartum Hemorrhage

Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations and Conclusions

The following recommendations and conclusions are based on good and consistent scientific evidence.

  • All obstetric care facilities should have guidelines for the routine administration of uterotonics in the immediate postpartum period.
  • Uterotonic agents should be the first-line treatment for postpartum hemorrhage caused by uterine atony. The specific agent selected, outside of recognized contraindications, is at the health care provider’s discretion because none has been shown to have greater efficacy than others for the treatment of uterine atony.



Postpartum Hemorrhage

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