My apologies if this has been posted previously, I did a search and couldn't find what I was looking for exactly.
We are planning a home birth with this pregnancy after being induced (for no medical reason other than "post term" at 42w1d) - which overall went well, but made my choice to go natural very difficult; with the Pitocin cranked up every half hour, I caved and took a dose of nubain, which frankly wasn't worth the side-effects, sheesh. As far as the home birth goes, my main concern has been that I did experience what I think is technically a postpartum hemorrhage with DS' birth, a total blood loss off approximately 800 mL according to my medical record. I am not sure if that is a lot for a vaginal birth, enough to be a concern or just sort of "average" considering an induction, a post-term baby, a 3rd degree tear, etc. Thoughts or experiences that relate, anyone? Thanks for any reputable links or any information!
And - a caveat - of course, I have put the message in to my midwife and will heed whatever she says; previously when we've discussed it she has stated it may be normal for me (I have VERY heavy periods, soaking through super absorbency products in under an hour for 36 hours each cycle), it may be normal for a Pitocin induction, every birth is different, and that they bring supplies to handle the issue on a routine basis. Now that I know the actual amount of blood loss since receiving my medical records this week, I will discuss it with her specifically at our next appointment 1/8/13, I just thought I'd ask here in the meantime.