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Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy 

Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy

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Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy
Author(s):

Murray Enkin

, Marc J. N. C. Keirse

, James Neilson

, Caroline Crowther

, Lelia Duley

, Ellen Hodnett

, and Justus Hofmeyr

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192631732.003.0021
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date: 26 March 2017

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.

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