Some of you know that I have had trouble with low supply since Riley was born. This will make alot of sense to those of you who have followed our journey!
On Friday, the 14 (4 weeks PP) I started bleeding really heavily. It was dark, clotty, and I had bad cramps. This continued a few days. I called my midwives and I was seen last Monday (the 17) and was running a temp, had a very tender cervix and uterus. So she gave me antibiotics, since she figured it was a uterine infection. I was definately sick, so I took them. I made an appt for this Monday (the 24) to see my backup OB to have a few tests run and a pap at my 6 week appt rather than seeing the midwives. In the meantime, the IBCLC I've been seeing called my midwives, presenting the possibility of retained placenta. So my midwife called me to make certain I was seeing the OB.
I went to see him yesterday (it was a PITA btw, I had to go to the hospital in order to get in) and he thinks I have retained placenta.
He told me that my uterus was not the size or shape of a uterus at 6 weeks PP, and it was SO tender. My gosh I almost cried, and I never had problems with internal exams before. He said based on that and the low supply, that he thinks that's what it is. Apparently most of the time if a woman complains of low supply he checks for it. I know someone here mentioned it once, too. So I had to be admitted to the hospital to have some bloodwork done and then we scheduled an U/S. I go tomorrow (Wed the 25) for that. If it is in fact retained placenta, I'll have to have a D&C.
In some ways, I hope that's what it is so I get some closure. But in others, I'm just plain scared. I really do hope that this is the cause of the low supply so that it will be over and I will make enough milk for my baby. Please think of me tomorrow!