Did you know that severe bleeding during labour can stop breast milk from flowing after baby is born? more recent sources state that the volume of blood in an average adult is 4.7 liters. For this new mum to lose 4 litres of blood in the labour room and still survive is a miracle. Read her story below...
A woman lost nearly all the blood in her body - but miraculously survived.
Heather Armstrong, 24, began haemorrhaging huge amounts of blood shortly after giving birth to daughter Ava.
collapsing - by which point she had already lost two litres of blood.
She was rushed to theatre for an emergency op where a balloon was inflated and her womb packed to stem the blood.
In total, she lost four litres of the essential fluid - with the average adult having 4.7 litres to 5.5 litres in total.
She was given 10 units of blood - four litres - to replace what she'd lost and miraculously survived the near-death experience at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.
Heather, of Whitleigh, Plymouth, has since returned home to baby Ava, now three months, and partner Kieron.