With my last birth (which was a beautiful, unassisted hospital birth) I apparently lost too much blood at teh time of delivery, not afterwards. I ended up fainting (partly because of lost blood, partly because of lost fluids from vommitting, etc) and having to have an IV put in and fluids rushed into my body. Overall, the first three or four or five hours of my sweet baby's life I was too faint to hold her much (dh cuddled with her) and it was just no fun. I don't understand why I lost too much blood. I was not anemic. Did I not eat enough protien during the last trimester? I hemorraged after the birth of my third child, but I think a lot of that was due to the fact that I was stressed out in general and her birth was very long and very painful and hard. My second birth was one of the most bloodless my midwife said she had ever seen. I was well fed (lots of protien) and well supported emotionally. Anyway, my point in wondering this is how to keep it from happening this time around...especially since my body has had so little time to heal from my last birth (my baby will be 15 months old when this baby is born in October). Any insight would be appreciated!!
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2/21/05 at 11:31pm