Author(s): MARTA SZULIK, KATARZYNA STOLORZ, RYSZARD PORÄBA
Postpartum hemorrhage is the main cause for perinatal mortality in pregnant women. Abilityof early identification of risk factors and knowledge of suitable courses of conduct allow limitingnot only amount of lost blood and clinical consequences of hypovolemia, but also maintainingability of further reproduction. Pregnancy and delivery in females at risk of postpartum he-morrhage should be managed by an experienced obstetrician in the center ensuring the highestlevel of perinatal care. In order to control life-threatening postpartum hemorrhage, the firstline treatment includes attempt to use a conservative treatment, and then, surgical procedures.Perinatal hysterectomy is a final procedure, which is performed if all other possible and availablemethods of conservative treatment have failed.