WHO recommendation on uterine tonus assessment for early identification of uterine atony

Illustration of uterine tonus assessment

WHO recommendation on uterine tonus assessment for early identification of uterine atony

 

Recommendation

Postpartum abdominal uterine tonus assessment for early identification of uterine atony is recommended for all women.

(Recommended)

 

Publication history

First published: September 2012

Updated: Update planned for 2018

Assessed as up-to-date: September 2012

 

Remarks

  http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/75411/1/9789241548502_eng.pdf

  WHO recommendation on abdominal uterine tonus assessment for early identification of uterine atony:  Evidence base

 

Related links

WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience

(2018) - full document and evidence tables

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A guide for midwives and doctors

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care: A guide for essential practice

WHO Programmes: Sexual and Reproductive health

Maternal Health

 

Citation: WHO Reproductive Health Library. WHO recommendation on uterine tonus assessment for early identification of uterine atony (February 2018). The WHO Reproductive Health Library; Geneva: World Health Organization.