Ok so with my first birth it was augmented when I was 5 cm and not actively laboring. The mw's used AROM to get things going. AROM locked him into an asynclitic/nuchal arm position. Took 2 hours to push him out like that and he was 10 lbs 7 oz. After a few minutes the midwives drained the tub and asked me to push the placenta out, I pushed and there was an explosion of blood..all over the walls and everything. It was very...interesting. I don't recall if they used traction or not but I bled a lot. I had tachycardia afterwards with my heart rate around 200. Standing up/walking made it to where I could breathe but didn't feel like I was breathing/oxygenating.
Second birth was textbook, baby came out in 5 min, 9 lbs 13 oz. The midwife seemed freaked out by the amount of blood/clots I was losing. She kept asking me to push for the placenta but instead clots kept pouring out. She almost manually removed the clots/placenta but I screamed at her not to so they used a lot of fundal pressure instead. I still bled a lot and suffered some tachycardia/breathing problems but not as bad as with my first.
So now I'm due with my 3rd in a couple months. My midwife seems to be worried about my history of bleeding/pph.
Part of me wants to just wait after the baby is born for the placenta to come on it's own, but apparently I start bleeding a lot before the placenta comes so I'm torn.
Any ideas or thoughts? I just want a relaxing time after baby is born, for once. ;/