Hi everyone! Does anyone have any experience, BTDT stories, words of advice.. anything?
I gave birth to my DD3 at home early Tuesday morning. I'm about 2 days postpartum. After her birth I had heavy bleeding and had to transfer (I was going into shock). I was fine after they put me in the trendelenberg position in the ambulance, but my BP remained low (fine now).
When I got to the hospital they did a CBC and my hemoglobin was 7.6. At 24hours postpartum it had gone down to 6.3. They had me on ferrous sulfate 3x day in the hospital. I'm now currently taking my prenatal which has 30mg of iron chelate in it, and looking to supplement more (still trying to figure out exactly how much).
In the hospital my midwife wanted to do a blood transfusion and give me 2 bags.. her attending said no.
I'm just so weak. I want to start building up my levels. This sucks. I didn't tear or anything with this birth, it was so easy.. but my anemia is making it so that I can't stand up and walk around without feeling like I'm going to pass out. Advice is welcome (: