By Louise Rogers on 12/03/2008 10:07:36
Heavy bleeding after the birth of your baby is not uncommon, but why does it happen and what should you know about it?
What is postpartum haemorrhage?A postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is heavy bleeding after the birth of your baby. There are two types, primary and secondary. Primary PPH is defined as the loss of more than 500ml of blood in the first 24 hours after