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Table 1 RCOG list of recognised risk factor for postpartum haemorrhage

From: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) rates in randomized trials of PPH prophylactic interventions and the effect of underlying participant PPH risk: a meta-analysis

Multiple pregnancyRetained placenta
Previous postpartum haemorrhagePerineal laceration
Foetal macrosomiaGeneral anaesthesia
Failure to progress (2nd stage)Elective or emergency caesarean section
Prolonged third stage 
Placenta accrete