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Postpartum hemmorage
Have u had one then had another child did it happen again?


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#1 lillyo1

Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:40 PM

Hi there I suffered a hemmorage due to the placenta had a transfusion was very scary. Would love to have more children has anyone experienced this and had more children ?

#2 peppersmum

Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

Yes I had two PPH's in a row for my 2nd (managed 3rd stage) and 3rd (natural 3rd stage) births of 950 mls (no transfusion but rushed to surgery for a D&C) and 1200 mls which required a transfusion (planned home birth and transferred after the birth due to the large loss). I just gave birth to my 4th baby and worked hard with my wonderful private midwife to reduce my chances of another one and achieved it with only a 550 ml loss and I felt great after birth!! I give a basic run down of some of the things we did here: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...95768&st=20
(post 28 down the page).

PM if you want any further info!

Edited by peppersmum, 28 May 2011 - 11:14 AM.


#3 dejoey

Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:25 AM

Hello,
I had one with #3. No transfusion required, just surgery.
#4 I had a bit of a bleed, but only required iron tablets for 6 weeks. There was a lot of blood clots though (sorry if TMI)

I hope that helps. PM if you want any more details biggrin.gif

#4 3_for_me

Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:31 AM

Had one with my first, managed third stage and they did controlled traction on the cord to get the placenta out, in hind sight I think that was probably the cause but back then I was clueless, after the placenta was out the midwife kept having to massage my belly to try and get everything to contract down to reduce the blood loss.  Second i had a managed third stage, no PPH, third I had a natural third stage and had almost no bleeding at all, was by far the best of the three as far as management went

#5 rocknmum

Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

Hi.  With #1 I had a PPH, surgery and 4 units of blood.  All good with #2 and #3.  I was worried too but I was better monitored post delivery the second time around.

#6 Mumtokids

Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:21 AM

I had a PPH of over 1.5 litres after having DS#1, as he was a very large baby and my uterus wasn't contracting back properly after having an emergency c-section. Had 3 units of blood transfused and was a very scary experience.

With DS#2, my OB was aware of my previous complications. I had to have a c-section again, this time a planned one. My OB gave me some IV medication to help with the uterus contracting after the c-section. I suffered no PPH that time and had a great experience and a very quick recovery time in comparison to my first birthing experience.

Good luck in the future.  original.gif

#7 Nina's Mummy

Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:58 PM

I had one with DD1 and can't have anymore kids.

Like PP's have said though, it's not always the case that it will happen again but I know how scared you must feel.

#8 happyworkingmum

Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:27 PM

Have had 3 more easy labours with no issues after my first birth which included a PHH.

#9 samshine

Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:07 PM

Hi OP

I had a 3000ml PPH with my first.  I had a retained placenta and required surgery after her birth.  I had 4 transfusions.

I went on to have another PPH with my DS.  His was a emergency CS, and my PPH was 1500mls.  I had two transfusions.

I recently went to see an OB as we are considering no 3, and I wanted to know my risks of a 3rd.  He defined clear unrelated reasons for my PPH's. The first - the placenta, the second - having to cut more excessively during the CS for a big baby combined with a uterus that had been 'slogged' all day with syntocin.  So unrelated reasons, and in his opinion lower chances with a third.

Maybe talk to your OB?  Good luck.

#10 cjwebster

Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:47 PM

I had a PPH of 1000ml with DS, no blood transfusion, had curette 3wks after birth for retained placenta & haemorraging. I was terrified I would go through it all again with DD, but I had no PPH or retained placenta.

#11 ames_78

Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:10 PM

DS I had retained placenta, but got away with just needing iron tablets (twice a day).

DD I had retained placenta again, lost 2500mls and had 7 units of blood, 1 unit platelets that night, plus another 2 units of blood 2 days later.  Scariest thing I went through (as was awake during surgery and could hear the urgency of needing the blood as I was losing it quickly).

OB said if I wanted more kids I'd need a c-section.  But after this birth no way am I even considering more kids.  DD's birth story is on EB.

But everyone's body is different and would react differently, so just trust the advice of your OB.


#12 Leee

Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

It really depends on what caused the pph. I had a pph with my 3rd, 3000mls, surgery, blood transfusions but had no problems with the first two. The histology on the placenta identified placental issues causes the pph (placenta accreta) , where the placenta embeds to far into the uterus. So the risk for me if i was to have a 4th is quite high and my midwife thinks I would,d have to have a cs (will find out at my 6 week check up).

#13 KristyMum-

Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:29 PM

I had below average blood loss for $1, #2, #3 and #5.
I lost over a litre with #4 and have been told it was due to her gestation (16 weeks).
I didn't have a transfusion but was not medically (in terms of bloods) well for quite some time.

So they were noting PPH as a concern for #5 but it never was an issue.

#14 nessrose

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

I had a PPH with my first.

Then had a VB with twins, then another singleton, no PPH for either.

Then had an emergency Caesar with #5. Just goes to show how different every labour can be.


#15 melodypond

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

I lost around 1000ml and needed a transfusion.  I cant imagine how awful the ladies who've lost so much more felt, as I know I was completely out of it and weak for a long time.  

Mine was put down to a lengthy labour and prolonged second stage, my poor uterus just had enough.  So not the same as you.

However, my second bub, I only lost around 500ml and this was put down to the placenta I believe - I was two weeks overdue and the placenta was a bit ragged I think - I had a managed third stage.  With this amount of loss I felt fine after :-)

HTH

#16 sparkle-tiffany

Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

I lost 2000ml in my PPH from my first labour. I spoke to my dr about my worries when I was pregnant with no.2 and we put in place a plan for the syntocin drip to be placed in my hand as soon as bub was delivered. It was great, no PPH in sight and a fabulous recovery original.gif

#17 7girly-girls

Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

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Edited by 7girly-girls, 16 June 2014 - 12:03 PM.


#18 samshine

Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:49 AM

OP I have already replied in this thread but have since had a 3rd so thought I would come back to say my blood loss only improved each time... Also wanted to add to the thread again as this was always my biggest google question when TTC  wink.gif

So in summary

#1 - 4000ml blood loss, 4 transfusions
#2 - 1500ml blood loss, 2 transfusions
#3 - 1000ml blood loss, haemaglobin dropped to 80 which I know a lot of Drs transfuse at, but my ob didn't (I was happy with that).  

I had an elective CS this time and had a n infusion of Syntocin afterwards to help prevent a larger PPH.  

Good luck.

#19 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:11 AM

I also had a PPH of just over 1000ml. I was apparently a few mls away from a transfusion and they decided against. I prob should have had one. Iron tablets for months and a very slow recovery. I had a very bad birth and a whole lot of stitches (so many they called in a surgeon rather than the OB do it).

This time it looks like it will be an elective c-section. I see my OB to discuss this Friday. I have great support from midwives and a pregnancy counselor. Hopefully we can avoid another PPH or any complications.




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