DH and I are contemplating TTC our 3rd child, but we are having some major issues. I have had previous retained placentas (1st I had an epidural so it was manually removed in the birthing suite, the 2nd I had to be rushed off to the OR as I had lost 2L of blood, given a spinal block and then had the placenta removed manually - other than low Hb I recovered well).
We were originally content with our 2 beautiful children (now 5 and 3), but recently we have been seriously thinking (even getting excited) about a possible 3rd. My husband had major concerns after how the last birth went, so I made an appointment with an OB so we could discuss possible outcomes. she has possibly scared us out of having a 3rd and I am terribly saddened by this. She informed us that there is a 50% chance of another retained placenta (which I actually expected to be a lot higher), but we also had an increased risk of Placenta Accreta (placenta grows through the uterine muscle making removal impossible and can lead to major blood loss and hysterectomy).
has anyone had 2 retained placentas and gone on to have more children? If so what was the outcome? We're you monitored for Accreta? Is this something that worried you?