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A 22-year-old woman, gravida 1, para 1, is brought ...

Internal iliac

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submitted by thomasalterman(68),

My thought process was that post-partum bleeding is usually related to the uterus, and much of the pelvic viscera is supplied by branches of the internal iliac artery.

neonem  This sounds like a case of acute endometritis. In any case, uterus is supplied by uterine artery (branch of internal iliac artery) with collateral flow from ovarian artery (comes right off aorta). I don't think there are any branches of external iliac artery into the pelvis; it becomes femoral artery once it passes under inguinal ligament. +1  
tsl19  Here's a picture that I found helpful [Female Reproductive Tract arterial supply] (https://teachmeanatomy.info/wp-content/uploads/Blood-Supply-to-Female-Reproductive-Tract.jpg) +7  
sympathetikey  @tsl - Thank you! +