As the midwife was showing me the placenta she said oh it has a Velamentous insertion of the cord. She showed me what that meant and I didn't realize how bad things could have turned out until I researched it. Now I'm wondering if it was a contributing factor for my postpartum hemorrhaging.
It was within 10 minutes of birth and I heard her say oh here comes the placenta. I didn't have to push or anything? She was already starting to work on numbing up my 2nd degree tear prior to stitching. Then all of a sudden they are starting an IV injecting pitocin and telling me they needed to shove 3 tablets of cytotec up my rectum.