Originally Posted by My Three Boys
Oh my goodness!! What an ordeal. Why did you lose so much blood? Do they know? I'm so sorry you had to go through that. How are you feeling now? Are you on iron? !
I lost blood mostly because my uterus didn't contract as well as it should have. I didn't put it in the birth story, but I got a Pit shot, then a bag of Pit, then a bag of another drug called Methrogen via IV to get my uterus to clamp down. Actually, I just got back from the clinic with a prescription for more oral Methrogen because I'm still bleeding too much. They said probably the scarring from my c-section caused the problem.
Other than the bleeding, I'm feeling pretty good. The blood transfusion helped a lot because until I got it I was really dizzy and out of breath if I tried to even walk around much. My stitches are healing and it's still very sensitive, but extra-strength Motrin is enough to control the pain and sitting in a hot bath a couple of times a day has really helped more than I expected it to.
I got a prescription for iron supplements, but I'm choosing not to take them right now because I tend to have problems with constipation anyway and I also have heard that they can really upset baby's tummy through breast milk. So, for now I'm making sure to eat a serving of green leafies every day and we are red-meat eaters so my hemoglobin is normally pretty high. It'll get back up there pretty quickly.