Has anyone out there had retained placental fragments?
What was it like when they finally came out?
How long did it take after birth?
Did it affect your milk supply?
I had a low milk supply after birth of dd and had no idea why. About 8 weeks postpartum (I was still bleeding slightly at this point), I had a huge gushing bleed, soaking my pants, all over the floor, running down my legs, with more after I sat on the toilet. I didn't examine them long, but I saw small pieces of tissue in the toilet after I sat there. Only later did I read that retained placental fragments can lead to low milk supply as the hormone that causes the milk to come in is triggered by the placental delivery.
When I told dd's ped about the bleed (she delivered dd), she told me I probably was just getting my period and it came out all at once
: Never heard of that before and it's got to be totally wrong since I haven't had a period since and it's been four months.
My ob/gyn told me it was probably retained placental fragments which makes more sense and what I suspected myself.
I'm just trying to figure out if this is what caused my low milk supply in the beginning. I am exclusively bfing now, but hardly had any milk in the beginning. I never got engorged or felt any breast heaviness at all the first weeks pp and when I went to a lactation consultant at 3 weeks pp, a before and after feeding weight on dd indicated that she only got one fifth of an ounce after feeding from both sides
I'm just looking for an explanation and am wondering if anyone else experienced something similar.