Chapter

Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy

Murray Enkin, Marc J. N. C. Keirse, James Neilson, Caroline Crowther, Lelia Duley, Ellen Hodnett and Justus Hofmeyr

in A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9780192631732
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191769726 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192631732.003.0021
Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy

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Bleeding in the second-half of pregnancy constitutes a possibly lifethreatening condition. All professionals who care for women during pregnancy and childbirth must be aware of the causes and prognosis of such bleeding, and have a clear plan in mind for its differential diagnosis and management. Chapter 21 covers placental abruption, placenta previa, and bleeding of uncertain origin, as well as clinical presentation, management, and delivery.

Chapter.  2345 words. 

Subjects: Primary Care ; Midwifery

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