Hi UC Mamas,
Well, our babe is 8 days old and doing just great! She was born Christmas Eve.
I am also well, but have a bit of a problem. I went in for a follow up exam with my OB, and she gave me an ultrasound. Turns out I have some retained membranes. She suggested frequent uterine massage and to keep an eye on my bleeding. If anything gets too heavy, I'm supposed to go back in to see her asap. Otherwise, I'm going in for another follow up in two weeks.
So... any other advice to help these membranes move along and also avoid too much blood loss or infection? Herbal remedies? Anything else I can do?
So far, I am massaging my uterus quite often and it does seem to help lessen the bleeding significantly and keep my uterus contracted.
On a Yay for UC note: The OB did a vaginal exam and said, "Oh my goodness, you look perfect! With women like you, I'll be out of a job in no time!" I think my OB is great, btw... but I wanted to tell her, "This is often what happens when you just get out of the way and let a woman birth!"
Thanks for any advice you can give!
Lizbiz, wife to my man who makes me smile, and mom to one bouncy boy (08/07), one sassy girl (12/09), and one sweet new boy (08/12).