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#1 of 2 Old 06-01-2008, 01:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Wondering if anyone can give me some guidance... my SIL who I am doulaing for, called me tonight to tell me she was noticing a bit of blood, and wasn't sure what to do. This is her third pregnancy, her first two went to 35 weeks to the day and then she went into labor naturally, but was delivered by a planned c-section. Her doctor is a bit worried that this baby is quite a bit bigger than her first two (which were already 5.5 and 5.7), and says she doesn't expect to see her past 35 weeks, so effectively, SIL is counting herself at 37 weeks. She is also very stressed out as they just put their house on the market this week, and are moving into a new house beginning of July.

She says other than a tiny bit of bright red spotting, she doesn't notice any difference at all, not sick, not in pain other than the normal BH she's been having for the past few weeks. The thing is, she told me she's thinking it might be posible for the blood to be from her having scratched herself or something, she used the example on toilet paper, and maybe it's not coming from any further in than that.

I told her that my first gut instinct was to watch the blood, see if it got darker (it should), but that if it didn't, she should go in. Also she should be hyperaware of other changes in her mood, pain, body, anything really. My instinct tells me that if she's considering the amount of blood to be small enough to have come from a toilet paper cut, then it's likely nothing to worry about... but I'm obviously not a medical professional, and especially not when it comes to a woman on her third c-section with two uterus and cervixes!

What else should we be watching out for, what could be a concern at this point that we need to be hyperaware of?

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As a doula, it would be out of my scope of practice to advise a woman what to watch out further for in this particular situation...she has a very specific set of circumstances that would absolutely lead me to advise her to call her health care provider. I personally can't imagine cutting myself with toilet paper so I wonder if she's just wishful thinking. Better to get checked out in this case, IMO, especially considering her history. FWIW, I tend in general to be relaxed and not alarmist, and this situation would concern me.

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