View Full Version : My experience..... anyone else go through this??
So i just stumbled across this site now.. and well i had my baby girl march 18th/2008 and the labor was horrible , all back labor, i was induced. but about 6 hours labor and thats it. then after i had her, i had lost alot of blood. i didnt need a blood transfusion, but they did take my blood to make sure i didnt lose to much, it was low, but not so much. I was given 2 shots of oxytocin(sp) in the leg then 3 pills shoved up the but and then an iv with medication in, then the next morning i had something medication in an iv, after that, it wasnt so bad, 3 weeks later, april 9th/2008 i was having heavy bleeding again. gushes of blood, that filled about in about 30 minutes. then after that, i would pass a tennis ball sized clot. i went up to the doctors that day, and the doctor wanted me up at the hospital. because he said that is not normal. So off to the hospital i go and he did his pelvic exam and checked my stomach, and said everything looks good. blah blah blah blah, gave me another blood test, lost more blood. didnt need a transfusion. he gave me a prescription doxycycline to see if i had an infection. took that, it didnt help... again another large blood clot and gushes of blood. anyway. i had that everyday, well early sunday morning i went back to the hospital. for lots more gushes of blood and blood clots. well only to be told by the nurses, that it was normal and they didnt see a reason why i should have to call the doc in. so i went home, and i went back to the doctors on monday, and still the same problem.. they decided the only way they are gonna find out what it was is to do a regular ultrasound and a internal ultrasound, well had thoughs, they said to wait a week for results.. well their was no way i was going to wait a week.... i went back on wednesday april 16th and they rushed the results in, the doc i seen was a student so they had to get a second opinion on my results. i had a thicken cervix, so they called a top gyno to see what he thinks. well he wanted me up at the hospital. so i had a banana first, and not to be told that i shouldnt eat. because i was getting a d&c because they new something was stuck up there, werent sure what, he was a peice of placenta. i had what you called retained placenta, i had the D&c that night. i seen the nurse who turned me down and shes like oh there was something wrong, and man i passed 2 large blood clots the sizes of oranges, it hurt. now its been a little over a week with it done, and im still bleedin, not as heavy, but some blood. so i dunno. im hopin it all passes...
after this i dont want anymore kids. 1 is enough/:no:
I dont want anymore kids after this, ive had one, and iam lucky to even
:hugs:Oh what a horrible experience you have had. Do you know if they checked to see if the placenta was intact?
I have had a reatianed placenta it was not fun but have gone on to have 4 more children with no post baby problems. No wonder your scared to go back for more.:hugs: Have you talked to you Maternal and child health nurse or doctor about how your feeling now.
I hope you are feeling better now and that you placenta is all cleaned up. Take care:hugs:
And welcome to bub hub:goodvibes:
Thanks....The doctor didnt tell me nothing, nothing at all. she delivered her and thats it poof she was gone and the nurses took over from there. i go back to see her for my 6th week check up and hopefully she has a reason for it and why i have had these issues and why everytime i ask a question to all the other nurses and doctors ive seen the past 5 weeks, why there answers are "I dont no" Im sick of that. i dunno, if i do want to have more children later on, like iam only 22, i will be defenitly be a change on doctors thats for sure..:rolleyes:
:hugs: What a terrible experience you have endured. I had some retained membranes after my first c/s, and I believe oxytocin had something to do with it. Being a synthetic hormone I feel it doesn't do as good a job of fully releasing the placenta, as the body does when the third stage happens spontaneously. That is why retained membranes are somewhat common with c/s.
I had a very traumatic birth with my first for different reasons, and after 3.5 years I am still affected, but I think about it less as time goes by. You just need to give yourself time :hugs: Basically I was told that the massive stuff up with DD was just bad luck, but after requesting my medical records and seeing a decent Ob and anesthetist with my 2nd, I realised it was their fault. Whilst it was hard to accept, it was also empowering to know, not sure why but it helped.
we,, im hoping they give me answers because now im terrified of even havin anymore kids. at first it was the pain of back labor, but i got over that, and now that this happened im scared to death of having anymore just because of a doctors mistake, but if i think if the doctor just took their time doing the stuff that they are suppose to do, maybe this stuff wouldnt happen. :( like the D&C wasnt that bad, even tho i was awake for it the entire time, they just gave me a spinal tap and a sedative, i think the sedative is to relax you and make you not remember some of the stuff, well i remember it alright. and the blood clots is another thing i dont like either, after passing all of the ones the size of tennis balls, and then passing 2 large orange sized ones after the d&c, im scared to death of havin another baby, even though i no it was well worth it. i feel like ive missed the hole first 4 weeks of enjoying my daughter and doing things, ive got the hole year off to be with her, but its just very depressing because i was always worried about this, im hoping i can over come this.
and i had 2 shots of oxytocin as well. so i wonder if thats what caused it.
Mysister is due on early june and she has the same doctor i have, so i told her to be careful and im going to be there when she goes into labor and also to make sure they get the placenta out. I did advise her to ask questions about the oxytocin before they give it to her, i would hate to see her go through the same thing i did, even tho i know no each birth is different, i just want her to enjoy her time with her baby, instead of havin all these issues..
hopefully i will get through this, i know i wont forget it, but i know i will slowly put it at the back of my mind. im just takin it one day at a time to see.;):hugs:
I have had that twice and the same thing as you both time, go to the hospital to be told nothing wrong go home. My milk did not come in with No 2 because of the retained placenta, but in all my notes in said it was complete, but the surgery notes after from the D&C's say the opposite. It is unfortunate that it happens, I have been told since that I am prone for this to happen and for No3 I put my foot down and had the D&C done about a week after, and thankfully my milk came in about 2 days after the surgery.
i hate that, when we know something is wrong, they just turn us down anyway, nothings wrong, i still have some bleedin, dont no how long its suppose to last, its like spotting with slimy discharge, no odour, its only been 10 days for me, so i dunno.
Hope things are settling down for you by now. My sister had retained placenta after all her babies (4) and had to have D&C done. Baby 3 was c/s because of problems that happened after D&C for #2, and Dr said the placenta was really "sticky" and he had trouble getting it all out even with c/s. Baby 4 was a fantastic VBAC, and she was monitored carefully as there was no way she could have another D&C after what had happened previously. She was fine.
When you do have another baby, get yourself one-on-one midwifery care. Midwives are specialists in normal natural childbirth, whereas Dr's are not. Women have better safer births with midwives, and the best of the best are the independant midwives. Do your research on Midwifery Group Practice if you want to still be in hospital, but all the research and studies have shown that it is just as safe, if not safer, for women to birth at home with an independant midwife. They are not risk takers, and will give you the very best of care that you could possibly dream of. All in the safety of your own home!
(In fact studies have shown that it is safer for high-risk mothers to birth at home, than low-risk mothers in hospital, how freaky is that!!!)
When the time is right for you you'll know, until then, use you time to be the most well read, informed and prepared mumma in the country!!
well iam still having the same issue with the bleeding, i see the doctor on tuesday about it, they may have to do another ultrasound they said to make sure they got it out.
There are no midwifes around here, they are around 3 hours away, in edmonton,alberta, which kinda sucks. we dont have much of a choice here just doctors., they have to top gyno doctors here, the one of them are the baby doctor to my baby, so its not much of a choice, i just hope if i ever want to have another kid, that they will take the time to look and make sure its all out. and i hope i dont need to go for another D&C, its not the d&c was bad, its the fact of going through it all over again,
she said she couldnt do an HCG level test, because iam to far gone? whatever thats suppose to me, and the best way to tell is another ultrasound. she said it could be my period, but i dont see how, when its way to light to be a period... so maybe its the last of it. who knows.
i would go with a c-section if i had to go through it again/
:confused:so i dont understand doctors...
I went to the doctors for my 7 week pp check up, and they dont understand why iam still bleeding. so they gave me birthcontrol (marvelon 28) to see if it will stopp the bleeding... if not i go back in 1-2 weeks afte rthey will send me for another ultrasound..
but about the D&C i had, this is what my main doctor had to say...
main doctor- There was no placenta left inside, all blood clots..
Other doctor - There was blood clots left inside and what looked like peices of the placenta..
So How come there was so bleeding, and how come i have 2 different answers. really retarted, i hope this bleeding stops soon.
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