11-16-2006, 03:11 PM
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My friend had a healthy birth 5 weeks ago. Normal PP bleeding which stopped after a couple weeks, but last week she started bleeding heavily again.
An ultrasound showed that she has a retained placenta. They gave her a medicine (I'm not sure which one) to cause contractions, but it's been a few days, making her feel horrible with very painful contractions, but nothing's happening otherwise.
They can't schedule a D&C in the hospital for another 10 days. (They said she could have one in the clinic w/ no sedative, and no medication to dilate her - they'd be manually opening her cervix... she's scared to death over this option).
Is there any alternative things she could try in the meantime to pass the placenta fragments?