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Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a potentially serious obstetric complication wherein the patient bleeds excessively after giving birth. About 5 to 15% of births in Australia and New Zealand result in PPH. While most of these cases are minor, PPH is associated with almost one-quarter of maternal deaths globally and is a leading cause of maternal mortality in Australia and New Zealand. In some situations, fundal massage may assist in the prevention of PPH.