Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Pamela Wadsworth

Second Advisor

Lori Van Zoeren


Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading preventable cause of maternal mortality (Jena et al., 2022). In fact, it accounts for 25% of maternal deaths globally (Cooper et al., 2022). There is a tremendous need for education to the pregnant population There are methods to decrease the risk that needs to be taught to patients. The education on risk factors should be provided in the in the preconception period and throughout pregnancy. There are several components of educational practice that may improve the knowledge of pregnant individuals. The educational components can be divided into implementations during the antenatal period and the postpartum period. Research displayed the utilization of interpregnancy intervals, avoiding induction if possible, and identifying iron deficiency anemia decrease the risk of PPH. During postpartum, PPH risk declines with the use of oxytocin, frequent uterine tone checks, voiding, breast feeding, and skin to skin contact with the infant. This education needs to be offered to patients to make an educated decision for themselves. Healthcare providers have this knowledge to decrease the risk of PPH, but pregnant people do not always have this information. The pamphlet created can offer concrete preventative measures explained to patients during the prenatal period. It is written at a seventh-grade reading level to be easily read by everyone. It avoids medical jargon, and provides easy concrete measures to decrease a person's risk. It gives information that involves controllable risk factors.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

PPH Pamphlet Front.pdf (438 kB)
PPH Pamphlet Front

PPH Pamphlet Back.pdf (583 kB)
PPH Pamphlet Back