*hugs* Do you have anyone coming over to help out while he's gone? Might need to call in some friends to pop in and keep up with things. Just do the minimum, give the other kids screen time or engrossing activities that are usually treats, and leave out easy snacks and sit or lie down and feed that baby and do nothing else. You don't have to be up to anything else yet, it's only 1 week out. I always take at least 2 to feel up to doing housework and childcare. Make sure you stay well hydrated and fed. How is baby's latch and suck? Could just need nearly round the clock feeding at this point to build the supply and grow baby quickly.
Thanks again mommas. ❤ to you.
I am dismayed by your midwife's response. I think it was more of an attempt to cover her ass than to provide sound advice. She should have noticed a palm-sized chunk of placenta missing. To fail to do so is negligent care.
How was your bleeding before passing the additional placenta? How is it now?
A) I'm really glad you're feeling better.
B) I'm not a litigationist or anything like that, but I would find some sort of reporting authority to make a formal complaint. No matter how much you liked your midwife, that is negligence, and for her to say "don't worry about it" when it could have had really bad consequences... that's not right. Is she licensed?
Yes, insist on it, just to make sure. A woman in a parenting group I'm in recently had to go back twice for D&Cs to get the rest of her placenta out (she had a VBAC in the hospital)! Seemed ridiculous that they didn't get it all out with the first D&C, but at least it was all out the second time around.
Aaaaand 2 of my other 4 kids are coming down with something. Fever, cough. God help us.
Ugh, good luck :/ Pump those kiddos full of vitamin D and C! I had an awful chest cold/sinus infection from 40 weeks to 41 weeks, and am still getting through the boogery nose part...thankfully DH and DD escaped the sickness!
I'm glad you're feeling better, I'd be bugged about the MW too.