21.2.3  Heart failure

If the woman is haemorrhaging, her heart will beat very fast as it tries to pump enough blood to vital body parts like her brain. If the blood loss is severe, her heart may not be able to beat fast enough to compensate for the falling blood volume and the women will develop heart failure. This condition is where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to the tissues and as a result death may occur.

21.2.2  Acute renal failure

21.3  Placenta previa