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post #21 of 23

I'm sure that's true in some cases, but I was bleeding a lot before the placenta came out and before any interventions with it. For some reason, although otherwise no problems, we have a family history with this. My mom also bled like crazy with no interventions during her births.I had upped my Vitamin K and I had a VERY healthy pregnancy and a normal, natural birth. In my case, the placenta DID need to be delivered faster so that I could not bleed out quite so much. thumb.gif
 

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Originally Posted by 1love4ever View Post

I dont think that in a normal healthy pregnancy/birth, a shot of pitocin is routinely necessary.  It is often given for liability reasons, just like when babies get antibiotic eye drops.  As long as the mom has a high intake of vitamin K there should be a minimal risk of hemmorage.  Another reason that I have heard of the pitocin shot being given although I have not researched it, is so that the placenta can be delivered faster so that the Dr can be there for less time.



 

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Originally Posted by hjdmom24 View Post

With my last birth I had it in my birth plan that I wanted delayed clamping. Due to a mix up an OB I had never met came in for the delivery. He never said a word to me about it..although he had seen my plan hours before and just went ahead and clamped the cord right away. Both my doula and I questioned him (I was pissed) and he said if I didn't want the pit and traction that was how it had to be done! I am still so upset that he never came in and discussed it with me or gave me any options. But it's interesting that he made it sound like if I would have taken the pit he would have done it and others are being told it can't be done because of the pit.irked.gif


That makes no sense. Cutting immediately would make traction easier for the doctor.
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Originally Posted by Toposlonoshlep View Post

I'm sure that's true in some cases, but I was bleeding a lot before the placenta came out and before any interventions with it. For some reason, although otherwise no problems, we have a family history with this. My mom also bled like crazy with no interventions during her births.I had upped my Vitamin K and I had a VERY healthy pregnancy and a normal, natural birth. In my case, the placenta DID need to be delivered faster so that I could not bleed out quite so much. thumb.gif
 

I see!  Yeah strange things tend to run in families.  Both my mom and I broke out in hive-like spots (it was not PPP) that itched like crazy at about 35 weeks with our first babies, and the only thing the Drs could figure was that we were allergic to being pregnant, and it went away as soon as we delivered.  Lol!

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