One of the complications after my son was born was Post-partum Haemorrhage (PPH), i.e. excessive bleeding.
Earlier this week I spoke to volunteers at Home Start in St. Helens and was asked for more information about it.
From the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Written for doctors but useful to the non-trained too!
Experiences of some mothers
Post-partum haemorrhage after a home birth
Prevention of PPH
I know that many mums tell me one of the best ways of coming to terms with almost any illness is to share experiences of what happened to them. I cannot find a forum with much on PPH but there is one set up at
Perhaps if you have a tale to tell, it could be here?
There are links to some videos and books here too.
At the Marce Society conference in Australia in September 2008 I heard a paper looking into links between PPH and the risk of PND. I will track it down for progress.