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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:15 PM
Hi all i am currently pregnant with baby number 8 all natural and after my last birth i am scared of giving birth again, well here goes my story
at 41week after a s&s to bring on labour i started getting contractions and by the next morning they were getting strong and then about 8am i went to the toliet and felt a gush of blood that just kept comming i mean it was heaps of blood i imediatelty rang my hospital and told me to come straight in
when i get to the hospital the bleeding had stopped and all the midwife could say it was probably your show because of being in labour as well i dismissed it and whent on labouring then delivered at 12noon and got cleaned up and put into my room and about two hours later i felt faint and dizzy and called the midwife then that when the panic stared i had PPh and went into surgery and then had blood transfusions as well but slowly recovered also to top it off i had a nurse/midwife telling me i nearly died and cant have any more children. then in dec 2011 i found out i was pregnant and freeked out i was even considering abortion and i have always been against it for myself. but in the end i decided to see a doctor and ask about what would happen if i went ahead with this pregnancy and got the all clear.
But the thing is i am more worried about the bleeding in early labour that was dismissed by the midwife may have contributed to the PPH any have any simular stories.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:01 PM
I bled a lot after my first (caeser) and had to have injections and then a drip.
Without knowing exactly what went wrong with your PPH (I had a retained placenta - long story ), I can only send hugs and suggest that EVERYONE involved in your care this time knows what happened last time. They don't always have time to check your records in the middle of things....
I know I told *everyone* what had happened last time & the Ob made sure I was hooked up to the drip on the table for No. 2, and then gave me the injection as well I also had nurses checking on me every 20 minutes afterwards, which was very reassuring. I still bled a lot, but everyone knew what was happening and was keeping an eye on it.
Talk to your midwife and doctors and they'll be on standby in case it happens again !!
Good luck !
Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:24 PM
I had a PPH with my seventh. In the end I didnt' end up having a transfusion but it was very scary there for a while. Months down the track when I ran into midwives they often commented how good it was to see me up and about. Yep, they were pretty worried.
My eighth surprise over two years later I was terrified I would have to have an abortion that I didn't want. In the end the medical staff took a few different precautions and thankfully I had a perfect repeat c/section birth.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:41 PM
i'm well aware this is long passed your due date... but just wanted to try give you an answer anyways. its often very difficult to determine where bleedings during pregnancy come from. in your case it most likely came from a small vessel in the cervix that ruptured due to the early labour contractions.
that initial bleeding had nothing to do with the postpartum bleeding. sounds like the latter was caused by retained bits of placenta (since OP was taken to the OR) or the fact that it was the 7th birth. the more births, the more the uterus struggles to contract after birth and postpartum bleedings are a big risk for women having 5 births or more.
hope all went well with your 8th birth.
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