For baby #3, my first hemorrhage, since I wasn't expecting it, my MW just gave me a shot of pitocin & that worked. For the next baby, our UC, I took alfalfa while pregnant, drank tons of RRL tea, and then started doses of Blue Cohosh before the placenta came out, then doses of Wombstringe every couple minutes after it came out. You're supposed to keep taking it til your bleeding lessens so I ended up taking the whole bottle. I also breastfed immediately (tandemed, actually ), ate a piece of placenta & tucked one between my mouth & cheek. I stayed upright, & ate food.
One thing I didn't do was any kind of uterine massage. Those herbs were causing me to contract continuously so my "labor" continued about an extra hour after the baby came out. The last thing I wanted was to start shoving my hands into my labor pains, ouch! But then again maybe that will be something the MW will end up doing for me this time.
I recently bought Susun Weed's book, it has some good PPH info. And I'm going to look into the cayenne. Those are a good start I think.
I DO really want to know how Shepard's Purse (Wombstringe's main ingred) & Pitocin compare.
Fyrebloom, I think the hemorrhage began with the emergence of the placenta, so just about 15 mins or so after the birth. It was a slow but heavy drip for, geez my sense of time is wonky so, I'm guessing around an hour - 90mins before I fell asleep. I was very faint, hot & ringy in the ears, couldn't stand up straight. I knew all along that I could call 911, the FD is 1.5 miles away from us. But I SO didn't want our totally awesome birth to end like that! Ug, that would have been traumatizing to our whole family. Sooo, I'm hoping that having a MW there to help me out will ensure (hopefully : ) my avoiding being totally afraid like I was last time, AND a lovely trip in the ambulance.
My dh would prefer to have another UC, & thinks I worry a bit too much about my bleeding, but is supportive of my MW plans. But DUDE, I was worrying about bleeding to death after our UC & he told me to go take a nap! lol Thankfully I was fine when I awoke, but no one was paying attention to whether I was bleeding into the mattress or not! My MW will help with that I hope.
ANYWAY. I'm sorry that I've written a novel . There aren't very many outlets in the world for me to get all this stuff out! Thanks for letting me spew it all here!