Subcommittee on Women's Health Issues: Management of coagulopathy associated with postpartum haemorrhage Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) caused an estimated 78 000 maternal deaths worldwide in 2012http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs348/en/ accessed 11/May/2015 [1;2]. In addition to optimising obstetric management, correction of any coagulopathy is likely to improve outcomes. The key to good outcomes is comprehensive local protocols for early recognition and treatment of PPH by senior clinicians [3;4]. There are limited data on how best to assess and correct abnormalities of haemostasis during PPH and this guidance gives a pragmatic approach. Read more.