I am currently expecting my 3rd, due the beginning of December. Both of my previous births went fast (5 or 6 hours start to finish) and were natural, in a birth center. First birth was pretty normal (though scary mentally) and the 2nd birth went well mentally (I was more prepared for what to expect), but I had a severe hemorrhage very soon after delivery. My midwife gave me every drug she had to stop the bleeding, and she estimates I lost around 1500 ml of blood or more.
I have researched heavily online about pph and cannot find any studies that show that there is an increased risk of pph if you have had a previous hemorrhage. Yes, pregnancy websites often list it as a risk factor, but it isn't mentioned in any studies I have found. I have zero risk factors as far as I can tell (though I am a redhead... is that a risk factor right there? )
I'm starting to take red raspberry leaf, chlorophyll, and nettle to help with uterine health and strength and increase my vit K for clotting and hemoglobin. I'm 18 weeks along currently, and have been getting prenatal care from my midwife, but I really have to make a decision soon as far as where to deliver. My husband was pretty alarmed about all the blood and wants to go the hospital route this time. I love my midwife, however, and she has a lot of experience, and I feel we can be better prepared this time. She is willing to deliver again.
I'm just wondering if there are any other people out there who have had severe pph, and then went on to have a normal delivery later. Should I be afraid to deliver in a birth center? Am I being irresponsible to do this? I would love to hear accounts from other ladies who have dealt with this before.