Study IDs risk factors for severe bleeding after childbirth

10/1/2008 | Reuters

A study of more than 300,000 women over a five-year period found an emergency Caesarean delivery was associated with the highest risk of severe bleeding following childbirth. Other risk factors for severe hemorrhage include elective Caesarean delivery, being over 40, having multiple pregnancies and being of southeast Asian ethnicity, the researchers said.

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