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Heavy bleeding after birth (postpartum haemorrhage)

Published: 16/12/2016

Information covered in this leaflet:

  • What bleeding you can expect after your baby is born
  • What postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is
  • Who is at risk of PPH
  • What can be done during birth to reduce the chance of primary PPH
  • What happens if you have a primary or secondary PPH
  • What having a PPH means for future births
  • Further information and support available 

This information is based on the RCOG Green-top Guideline Prevention and Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage, which contains a full list of the sources of evidence used to produce this guideline.

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