Postpartum Hemorrhage – Incidence More after Normal Vaginal Delivery or Ceserean Section?

Noha Mahgoub Mohamed Ali Mahgoub *

NMC Royal Medical Center LTD, UAE.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The journey of pregnancy itself is an unpredictable and unexpected one. When a new mother has been confirmed with the news of pregnancy and child-bearing, there is a long list of precautions, do’s, and don’ts that follow from the obstetrician and the families. Tackling either of them, along with ensuring that the journey goes smoothly for both the mother and her unborn child, is what makes it a truly uncomplicated and beautified process. However, despite taking extreme care and steering clear of all the possible danger signs during pregnancy, there are many women, both being pregnant for the first time or multiple times, who unfortunately have to face several complications as a part of their child-bearing journey. These complications could either present during pregnancy, during childbirth, or immediately after the time after birth. Whatever the timing is, there is always a risk of developing life-threatening consequences as well as outcomes soon after such times. Post-partum hemorrhage is one of such incidents or complications that is always at risk of developing in new mothers. It is considered to be one of the most dangerous complications associated with the birth of a child, and that could very soon turn out to be a lethal one, too, if immediate steps are not taken to reverse or stop it. Since it is an obstetrical emergency, there have already been several researches done on the topic to make sure that obstetricians worldwide are equipped and educated better on how to prevent this situation entirely. If not for the prevention, then the immediate and effective control of this condition is what remains the priority of all obstetricians collectively. It is for this purpose that this review was brought forth; there is a need to investigate and implore the causes of post-partum hemorrhage to see how it could be stopped and prevented. For the purpose of convenience and staying relevant to the topic, this review will deal with exploring whether the incidence of post-partum hemorrhage is more with normal vaginal delivery or cesarean section. This comparison would help in understanding why it occurs in each type of childbirth and what possibly could be done to help prevent or stop it from taking place at all. This review will also serve as an educational reading tool to help educate the masses regarding this most feared complication.

Keywords: Postpartum hemorrhage, pregnancy, childbirth

How to Cite

Mahgoub , Noha Mahgoub Mohamed Ali. 2023. “Postpartum Hemorrhage – Incidence More After Normal Vaginal Delivery or Ceserean Section?”. International Journal of Research and Reports in Gynaecology 6 (1):49-53.


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