8 weeks PP, still bleeding. Went to the OB yesterday and they did an ultrasound- uterus isn't shrunk down yet because there is still 'stuff' in there. Retained placenta, clots, who knows what.
DD was born by c- section, and my doula who encapsulated my placenta thought that they ripped it out of me. She said that it was missing parts. My chart documentation says that there was "1 adherent cotyledon" that had to be removed with "repeated wiping with a lapartomy pack and some teasing with a kelly clamp". Who knows if they got everything. Current cynical mind says no.
So the OB gave me a 2 day prescription of methergine to take every 4 hours. The bottle has a big fat warning label against using it while breast feeding. Allegedly that's because it will decrease my supply, which sucks, but it also gets into the milk. I'm scared of having a lowered supply, and also scared of the medication getting passed through to my daughter. I don't have a pumped stash built up, so what I've got is what she gets.
I go back in on Monday for another ultrasound to see if everything is out or not. If it isn't, they're going to schedule a D&C. The doc said he hopes that the d&c would get it all, but there's a possibility of needing "something more invasive" if that doesn't work.
I'm pretty terrified right now. Number 1 priority is that nothing ends up harming DD. Next on my list is wanting no permanent damage to me. My husband and I talked about DD being our only child, but I am not sold on that idea, and certainly don't want the option of more children taken from us.
cramping has picked up, as has my bleeding, but no clots yet.
Anyone have any experience with methergine? Thoughts? Advice? E-hugs?