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Co-operation, training and leadership are key factors for successful management of postpartum haemorrhage
  1. Sonia Minooee
  1. James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sonia Minooee, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; sonia.minooee{at}

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Commentary on: Elfors FB, Widarsson M, Velandia M. Midwives' experiences of postpartum haemorrhage: A web-based survey in Sweden. Midwifery. 2024 Feb;129:103902. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2023.103902. Epub 2023 Dec 3. PMID: 38064780

Implications for practice and research

  • To ensure safe woman-centred care during a postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) emergency, a multimodal approach is required, incorporating simulation-based training, effective communication styles and management of short staffing.

  • Phenomenological study designs may provide an in-depth understanding of midwives’ lived experiences of PPH, and their perceptions of interventions of PPH management strategies.


Births complicated with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) are considered traumatic for the woman and the obstetric team, but in most cases are preventable emergencies. In this study, Elforse et al1 did a qualitative online survey to explore midwives’ experiences of postpartum haemorrhage of more than 1000 mL at birth. According to the …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.