|January 2011 · Vol. 23, No. 1
11 critical questions,
answered by an expert
A playbook on postpartum hemorrhage, from prevention to essential management
Q&A with Haywood
Dr. Brown is Roy T. Parker Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.
Dr. Brown serves as a speaker for Alere and Hologic and as an advisor for the Bayer Foundation and Ferring
We know the potentially tragic outcome of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH): Worldwide, more than 140,000 women die every year as a result of PPH—one death every 4 minutes! Lest you dismiss PPH as a concern largely for developing countries, where it accounts for 25% of maternal deaths, consider this: In our highly developed nation, it accounts for nearly 8% of maternal deaths—a troubling statistic, to say the least.