How do you know if I''m losing too much blood after the delivery?

Too much bleeding is called a postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). It happens close to delivery because your womb relaxes and all the raw vessels bleed. It can also happen up to six weeks after delivery but then is more likely to be due to infection. It can be an emergency, as you can loose a lot of blood very quickly. If it happens in hospital, call for help immediately, if at home call the labour ward or your midwife. If you feel you are loosing too much too quickly or feel faint, call an ambulance. If you are not losing too much blood, try breast feeding your baby if you can while you wait as this may help your womb to contract.
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