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Misoprostol for the management of postpartum bleeding: A new approach

Published:
Oct. 2012
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Authors:
Anger, Holly, Blum, Jennifer, Dabash, Rasha, Raghavan, Sheila, Winikoff, Beverly Dabash, R., Blum, J., Raghavan, S,. Anger, H., Winikoff, B.

This Special Communication discusses some of the benefits and limitations of current community approaches using misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage prevention and presents a new hybrid model of “secondary prevention”—presumptive treatment for women with more than average blood loss—as one alternative community-based approach.

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