When a woman undergoes heavy bleeding after giving birth, it is known as Postpardum Hemorrhage (PPH). It is also a leading cause of maternal mortality. Loss of tone in the uterine muscles, a bleeding disorder or the placenta failing to come out completely or tearing , are the causes of PPH. Heavy vaginal bleeding that doesn't slow or stop is the main symptom. This can direct to a fall in blood pressure. Uterine massage and medication are some common treatments. In extreme cases, blood transfusion, removal of residual placenta or a hysterectomy may be required.