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What does PPH stand for?

PPH stands for Postpartum Hemorrhage

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In 2009, 696 traditional birth attendants completed a two-day, hands-on training session on the use of misoprostol to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage (including dosing, timing of administration and management of side effects) and the use of the delivery mat (which is designed to absorb 500 ml of blood, the threshold for defining postpartum hemorrhage).
Women who had planned a home birth, as compared with women who had planned a hospital birth with a midwife, were 68% less likely to have electronic fetal monitoring, 59% less likely to have assisted vaginal delivery, 59% less likely to have a third--or fourth-degree perineal tear, and 38% less likely to have postpartum hemorrhage.
In a February AJPH study, researchers calculated prevalence and case-related fatality rates for five pregnancy-related conditions, including preeclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage, which account for 26 percent of all pregnancy-related deaths.