Postpartum endometritis is caused by infection by micro-organisms that travel from the genital tract. The incidence of postpartum endometritis is higher in unscheduled caesarean deliveries than in vaginal deliveries.
Possible causes of postpartum endometritis include the following:
- Prolonged labour.
- Infection of the chorion or chorioamnioonitis.
- Bacterial vaginosis.
- Postpartum haemorrhage.