Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Any condition that increases your likelihood of severe blood loss during childbirth, such as being pregnant with multiples or having an abnormality of the placenta, may increase your risk of Sheehan's syndrome.
Hemorrhage is a rare childbirth complication, however, and Sheehan's syndrome is even more uncommon. Both risks are greatly reduced with proper care and monitoring during labor and delivery.
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