I just found out I am pregnant with #5. While I am happy about this baby, I am scared out of my mind. My delivery with last son was very difficult where I would up hemorrhaging and needed several blood transfusions.
Due to some problems with my nightmare of a midwife, I wound up switching to an OB at 39 weeks. I let them induce me at a little over 40 weeks because I had a high fever that we couldn't get down. Long story short, I pushed ds out but both his head and shoulders got stuck, he wound up with a fractured collar bone, my blood pressure started dropping drastically as soon as he was out (the lowest it got to be was something like 50/40's I think...I passed out at this point). I started to hemorrhage severely and required several units of blood. I never got hold my son until 12 hours after he was born, when I woke up from my haze. I wound up with a 4th degree tear that caused me so much pain afterwards that I was in tears because for it for weeks. I wound up needing 2 more blood transfusions before I could leave the hospital and the last time I went to my dr., my blood count was still low.
So, needless to say, I am terrified about delivery this time around. I did not have any pain meds with my last ds...I did have pitocin, but was able to try and move around in different positions to push in. I wound up stuck on my back though because I had this severe pain in my thighs every time I pushed...like someone was dragging a knife in them...believe it or not, experiencing that pain is more worrisome then the contractions to me.
I know I've got a lot of homework ahead of me, but what are the odds of me hemorrhaging again like that? Ds is now 21 months old...when he was born he was 9 lbs 12 oz., 21 1/2 in. and had a 16 inch head.
Has anyone else had an experience like this or have any advice, it would really be appreciated.