Postpartum hemorrhage is defined as blood loss of ≥500 mL for vaginal delivery after completion of the 3rd stage of labor while for cesarean delivery, the cut-off is 1000 mL.
It may present as either early (primary) or late (secondary) postpartum hemorrhage.
Postpartum hemorrhage may produce hemodynamic instability during the 1st 24 hours after delivery.


Monitor Response to Treatment

  • Sensorium
  • Vital signs
  • Urine output
    • A urine output of >30 mL/hr is an objective sign of adequate renal perfusion
  • Complete blood count (CBC), coagulation
    • Blood sample is drawn to assess hematologic and metabolic profile, electrolytes, coagulation, acid-base oxygenation status
  • Evaluate tissue perfusion
    • Measure serum lactate and base deficit 
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