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#31 of 34 Old 01-10-2008, 10:16 PM
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I most likely have Von Willebrand's... it runs in my family and I have all the symptoms. In my HB, the midwife actually wanted to do cord traction!: She tugged slightly I yelled "ooooowwwww!" to freak her out even though it didn't hurt. I birthed the placenta beautifully about 5 minutes later, on my own. No real hemorrhaging, but I passed some baseball sized clots for a couple of days. It's a miracle I lived. That midwife is one reason I'm on the path to UC next time.

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Originally Posted by mom2seven View Post
Uterine artery. But no, it's not "in the uterus".
Well, there'd have to be at least one artery that could open up during labor for a 5 minute time frame on bleeding to death. I mean, it took at least 20 minutes just to get a pint out of a vein when I gave blood and I was nowhere near even fainting from that little amount.
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I think part of it is also the skin to skin contact and the hormones (oxytocin mainly) that are released during mother-child bonding which help the uterus to contract (its synthetic oxytocin (pitocin) after all this is used in hospitals as a matter of routine when delivering the placenta to prevent hemorrage). Nursing helps but I think just having a natural mother-child bonding stage, keeping the mom and baby warm and cozy together, while the placenta is being born and after is so crucial. I don't think oxytocin is released in the same way when you are lying there being stitched up watching people poke and prod your crying baby rather than being bundled up loving on each other.
makes sense.
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This is interesting.

I have a friend who had a homebirth, and hemorrhaged. When she got to the hospital, she needed a blood transfusion, was put under general anesthetic, and was told that they might not save her uterus (they did, she went on to have another child). She was very close to death with this incident.

But... she was in a metro area, and it took them over an hour to get her to a hospital. If she'd been closer to a hospital it wouldn't have gotten to that point.

So, here was a MAJOR hemmorhage that could have killed her... and she's fine. The only problem was being located too far from a hospital.

That doctor is full of crap.

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