A friend of mine is considering having a third child but is concerned about some health issues she experienced in her previous two pregnancies/births. She doesn't know about MDC so I told her I'd ask for her. She has an appt tomorrow with her dr to discuss a possible third pregnancy.
Issue #1 Varicose veins (including vaginal :( - she's been told there's nothing to do but look into surgery after she's done having children. I have also read this. True? Anything else that can help?
Issue #2 PPH - she had hospital vaginal births for both (no induction). With the first she had an epidural that didn't take and used some gas. She bled so badly after the birth that they started her on an IV of pitocin and had to keep it on for two days. With her second, she only used gas and she again had really bad bleeding after. They put her on a pitocin IV again and tried to turn it off after two days but within the hour her bleeding had ramped up again and they had to go a third day with the pit. Is there anything she can do to avoid another PPH?