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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

Postpartum care

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including preconception care, management of miscarriage, antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy, disorders that might affect the unborn baby, complications arising during pregnancy, the induction of labour, and the care of the mother and newborn during and immediately after childbirth.
Mother and her newborn, Uganda

WHO recommendation on tranexamic acid for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage

WHO recommendation on the use of uterotonics for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)

Photo of intrauterine devices

Immediate postpartum insertion of intrauterine device for contraception

A mother is breastfeeding her baby.

Treatments for breast abscess in breastfeeding women

A young woman sitting holding her head with her hands.

Antidepressant treatment for postnatal depression

Woman giving birth in a health center, Sudan

Postpartum misoprostol for preventing maternal mortality and morbidity

Postpartum haemorrhage

Mother and her newborn, Uganda

WHO recommendation on tranexamic acid for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage

WHO recommendation on the use of uterotonics for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)

WHO recommendation on the use of uterine packing for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage