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When the mother has just given birth after having expelled the baby and the placenta, there is a powerful uterine contraction inside, an important and necessary mechanism of the organism that closes all the blood vessels located in the area (uterine vessels) . This action allows the bleeding to be minimal, preventing the mother from bleeding.

If it were the case that the contraction was not carried out after delivery, uterine atony would be suffered, leading to an important hemorrhage. Depending on the case, the hemorrhage could be treated with drugs, although in many cases surgery is used to stop the bleeding, in the most severe cases, the uterus is even extirpated. To try to prevent this situation is necessary to maintain a healthy and balanced diet that discards a possible anemia, since it is associated with uterine atony. Some future mothers also prefer to give birth in their homes, without the assistance of health personnel equipped for any problem that may arise and this can be dangerous, because if you happen to suffer this type of bleeding the consequences can be disastrous .

There are many reasons why you can suffer a hemorrhage after childbirth, a uterine rupture, placenta previa, retained placenta, etc. It is always advisable to find yourself in the hands of specialized health personnel to treat a possible problem as quickly and effectively as possible.

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