Gynekol. prax 2014; 12 (4): 191-196
Peripartum bleeding presents the most frequent cause of maternal mortality in this century. Massive bleeding after delivery is the main cause of woman’s death related to pregnancy in the USA. Maternal mortality has not improved within last two decades – it stays stable as 7.7 deaths per 100,000 deliveries of live foetuses. Particular pathological factors of peripartum bleeding are described in the paper. Knowing these factors we might assume also possible complications which may occur even after apparently uncomplicated or non-risky pregnancy. Diagnostic possibilities and possible prevention of peripartum bleeding are also described.