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Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage

post #1 of 9
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With both of my previous births and my miscarriage, I hemorrhaged. I would love to know anything I can do to prevent this. Some people in another thread mentioned red raspberry leaf tea and nettles. I'd love more information on this or any other preventative measure (other than an actively managed third stage).

post #2 of 9

I posted links for you on the UC thread. smile.gif

 

post #3 of 9

I just posted on this topic in our unassisted birth discussion :)

post #4 of 9

btw I totally recommend reading Susun Weed's Wise Woman Herbal for a Childbirthing Year and Healing Wise...they are amazing and have a lot of information on what to do to prevent and treat issues holistically.

post #5 of 9

I'll tell you that for me, the above and the info in the links made no difference. It took Pitocin to even touch the bleeding.  

post #6 of 9

I did a lot of red raspberry leaf at the end of my last pregnancy.  I wound up having an accidental UC....I think things were way more efficient.  I have very little blood loss.

post #7 of 9

I do RRL throughout my pregnancies-it helps prevent miscarriage

kawa- *hugs* that sucks mama!

post #8 of 9

awww thanks! It was scary for a minute and I was wiped out for a couple days. I am reading this with interest because I'd like to prevent as much as possible.  

 

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Originally Posted by darkblue0729 View Post

I do RRL throughout my pregnancies-it helps prevent miscarriage

kawa- *hugs* that sucks mama!

 

 

post #9 of 9

I had a pph after my first birth.  I had retained a piece of placenta, after a 22 hr labor.  Fundal massage, pitocin, and a second-tier drug were all needed.  Other than exhaustion, I was fine afterwards. The thing is, there are a lot of different causes of pph.  My SIL has had two, but from completely different causes (I don't remember what they were ATM.)  So while it might make sense to take general precautions, doing so won't necessarily prevent ANY pph.  And if you've had one before for a reason that seems likely to repeat, there may or may not be anything you can do about it.  My second and third labors were much, much shorter, and there was no retained placenta, therefore no pph.  But my personal comfort zone for birth includes a midwife with pitocin available should I need her - no intentional UC for me.  Although I did think my most recent birth was just about perfect with the midwife arriving 30 minutes before DD was born!

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