Forskningsgruppe for svangerskap, fosterutvikling og fødsel


Post partum hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths in the world. 

Main causes and risk factors are known, but research on how the occurence of PPH affect recurrence risk in succeding deliveries of a woman, is scarce and with conflicting results. 

The aim of this project is to explore the recurrence risk of post partum hemorrhage in a woman and between relatives, utilizing data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway, with more than 3 million registered births.



Lorentz Erland Linde, MD, PhD student1,

Cathrine Ebbing, MD, PhD1,2,

Dag Moster, MD, Dr Med3,4,

Jørg Kessler, MD, PhD 1,2,

Elham Baghestan, MD, PhD1,2,

Mika Gissler, PhD5,6

Svein Rasmussen, MD, Dr Med1


1Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Norway

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

3Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway

4Department of Pediatrics, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway  

5Department of Information and Service, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.

6Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


Correspondence to: Lorentz E. Linde, lorentz.linde@uib.no