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I had a strange birth of my first child. We transferred to the hospital after 3 hours of pushing (I felt the crown of DC’s head at home), my MW had a “pissing contest” with hospital staff, my MW helped me by relieving a blood clot in my uterus, I lost LOTS of blood, fainted…drama, drama!

Anyway, I never talked seriously with my MW and I’m curious specifically about why I hemorrhaged. I really feel like *I* needed some additional medical assistance after the birth so I’m somewhat content with the transfer but if I get pregnant again I definitely want a homebirth but I worry about all the bleeding.

My question is specifically about how a request for a summary of the birth 3 years later would be received by my MW.

This is also the first time I’ve talked about the birth here and I sure would love some thoughts, advice or commiseration.

Thanks, Hannah

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Make that only child -- it was my first and only birth experience.

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She would certainly still have your records, and even if she remembers nothing about your birth, it might be valuable to even just have a look at those.

Do you remember much about how your 2nd and 3rd stage were managed? You might be able to figure some things out on your own...
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