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pink and white infographic titled "Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)"

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is severe blood loss during or after childbirth. It is a life-threatening health issue that occurs as early as within 24 hours after giving birth and up to 12 weeks postpartum.

When you give birth to your baby, it is normal to lose blood. The normal blood loss for vaginal birth is about 16 ounces of blood. For C-section, it is 32 ounces of blood.

More than 32 ounces of blood loss is life-threatening. When we lose this much blood, our organs are not able to work at the right way, and our body can go into shock.

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