How to prepare for Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)

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    Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a serious condition that occurs when a woman loses more than 500 milliliters of blood after giving birth. It is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide.

    There are many things you can do to prepare for PPH, including:

    1. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors for PPH.

    2. Make sure you have a plan for what to do if you experience PPH.

    3. Learn about the signs and symptoms of PPH.

    4. Take steps to reduce your risk of PPH, such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and quitting smoking.

    If you experience any of the signs and symptoms of PPH after giving birth, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. With prompt diagnosis and treatment, most women who experience PPH make a full recovery.

    Here are some additional tips for preparing for PPH:

    1. Pack extra sanitary pads or menstrual cups in your hospital bag.

    2. Ask your doctor if you can take medication to help your uterus contract after delivery.

    3. Make sure you have someone who can stay with you for the first few days after delivery to help you with childcare and other tasks.

    4. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of PPH and know what to do if you experience them.

    By taking these steps, you can help to reduce your risk of PPH and be prepared if it does occur.

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks ago by Nancy.
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