I'm six months post partum and just need to hear from anyone else this may have happened to or perhaps a trained midwife to find out how she would have handled this situation at a homebirth.
When I had my daughter I needed to pee but couldn't before I began pushing. My midwife tried to insert a catheter but the baby was too low at that point to get it around her head. After I had her my placenta would not detach. I'm not sure on the exact timing of things but this is the order they happened in.
Tried getting baby to breastfeed with perhaps a little tugging on the cord. (Also we did wait well until after the cord had stopped pulsing to cut it).
Abdominal massage and nipple stimulation.
Pitocin injected in my thigh.
Call EMS. (It had been close to an hour).
Manual removal started.
EMS showed up as it came away cleanly and completely and I did not need a hospital transport.
I had a second degree tear that was stitched but still couldn't urinate. I also couldn't sit up off the floor without blacking out so finally was lifted into my bed by my husband and both midwives.
I now have a "mild cystoscele" according to my midwife at my six week appointment "that will heal with kegels", but I've always been a runner and now I can't walk more than 10 yards without feeling the need to pee. When I sit it's fine, but walking is the worst.
I guess I just want to know if the full bladder was the possible reason for the retained placenta and perhaps if now the bladder prolapse is the reason for pushing a baby out and then having her entire forearm back inside of me. It was all I could do not to bear down when she was removing it and to stay calm and relaxed took everything out of me.
It took 5 days for my milk to come in and an extremely jaundiced baby whom even the midwife suggested should be supplemented with formula at that point. A decision I wholeheartedly regret now. Breastfeeding never happened for us because she was too used to the bottle so I have been exclusively pumping for the past six months. Even after multiple visits with an LC. The baby also had a habit of a "clicky tongue" and kept it firmly pushed to the roof of her mouth even when crying in the early days.
I hope someone can give me some advice and encouragement because at this point I never want to have another child, much less have another homebirth or use midwives again. I'm really really suffering over this.