What is a stroke?
A serious condition where the blood supply to the brain is cut off, causing damage to brain cells. It can happen in the two weeks after giving birth as blood vessels narrow.
Anyone can get a stroke but it’s more common in males over 55 and people who are obese, smoke or drink heavily.
It’s important to act fast as brain cells die immediately.
Patients are diagnosed with a CT or MRI scan and then given blood-thinning drugs.
For more information visit www.stroke.org.uk.