An inquest in Mayo has heard that a 28-year-old woman lost almost 2.8 litres of blood, following complications after the birth of her first child.

Nayyab Tariq died at Mayo University Hospital in March 2020, four hours after giving birth to a baby girl.

She suffered a cardiac arrest, which was preceded by a postpartum haemorrhage.

At the inquest into her death today, a Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Ike Uzochukwu, told the Coroner that Ms Tariq had a postpartum haemorrhage of 500 mls.

After two unsuccessful attempts to remove the placenta, she gave written consent for manual removal, following an explanation of the procedure and risks involved.

Dr Uzochukwu said the total blood loss was 2.79 litres.

The inquest is expected to conclude tomorrow, with submissions from legal representatives for Ms Tariq's husband and the HSE.